Metro for girls

A supplementary after-school program that serves 4-12th grade girls from low-income families in the city of Chicago. Click here to apply!  


By focusing on homework and classroom enrichment, volunteer tutors provide students with the academic help they need succeed in school. Metro also empowers students to take their education into their own hands by connecting them with scholarship organizations


By learning about virtues and good habits, students develop the necessary tools to become better students, daughters, sisters and friends. In the character development class, students discuss and learn how to practically implement virtues such as: 

  • Respect
  • Service to others
  • Hard work


Each student that comes to Metro is assigned a volunteer tutor-mentor that works with them the entire school year. With a focus on academics and character development, time spent each week with the same volunteer has proven to be an integral part of the overall improvement of the student. 


Metro students participate in a variety of extra-curriculur activities to gain skills and confidence while discovering interest and future hobbies. Some of our activities include:

                    • Visual and Performing Arts
                    • Fitness, Sports and Dance Classes
                    • Public Speaking
                    • Culinary Classes 



At Metro, we believe parents are the primary educators of their children. 

From the beginning, open communication and program participation is established with students' parents through several events and activities:

  • Parent nights once a semester
  • Annual Parent conferences
  • Special family events
  • Conversation and Coffee on program evenings. 
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