Christopher House After-School



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In Chicago, less than 8% of students from low-income families graduate college by age 25. At Christopher House, students find a path to overcoming these odds through a safe, supportive environment where they can explore their interests, get academic support, and plan for their futures. Young people become goal-oriented, self-sufficient young leaders who succeed in post-secondary education and beyond. We guide students through the transition to high school and prepare them to persist through and excel in college.

  • Academic tutoring and mentoring.
  • College and career exploration through college visits and workshops.
  • Summer employment and internships.
  • Day, overnight, and week-long outdoor education and leadership excursions.
  • Field trips to local arts and cultural institutions.
  • Leadership development and service learning.
  • Parent workshops on the college and financial aid application process. 

Recent Results

  • 100% of high school students graduated on time.
  • 93% of students applied to three or more colleges.
  • 100% of high school seniors were accepted to and enrolled in college.

Healthy Families

To promote healthy home environments, facilitate each parent’s engagement in their child’s development, and foster long-term self-sufficiency, Christopher House helps ease the financial and emotional stress low-income families face through our Parent School. MORE >


For more information about enrolling your child in our Youth Leadership program, please call 1-855-318-8285 (se habla español) or e-mail with the following information with the age and grade of your child.

* Please note that our Youth Leadership program is operated at our Avondale site.

For students in grades K - 6, we offer Christopher House After-School: School Age.