Back in September, nearly 800 civic leaders turned out at Wintrust Arena for the annua After School Matters gala, themed “Building the Future." The night toasted a year of after-school and summer programming for Chicago teenagers. Sponsored by Chicago, the evening’s festivities included music and dance performances by After School Matters teens, as well as an exhibition of music, artwork, jewelry, tech, and athletics instruction by program participants. All proceeds went to After School Matters.