Teaching Kids to Design, Debug, and Deploy Apps Remotely

After School Matters has an innovative tech program, IDEALStudent, which teaches teens the fundamental skills of app development. Through the program, teens gain fluency in multiple coding languages and learn to design, debug, and deploy their own apps. While this program has traditionally been hosted at the Michael and Karyn Lutz Center for After School Matters, the program has shifted to a remote format for the 2020 Summer Program Session.


CME Group Foundation's grant award will provide critical support for the IDEALStudent App Program as we transition to remote learning. In this physically-distanced reality, we are committed to providing Chicago teens with continued access to high-quality learning and skill development opportunities, and the opportunity to earn monetary stipends and to continue engaging with their peers and instructor-mentors.

Maranielly Vazquez
Senior Program Manager at After School Matters' Lutz Center


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