Press Releases

Summer STEAM Camp at Lewis University

March 29,  2021 / News Release

After the Peanut is proud to announce that there Summer STEAM Camp for 2021 will be held at Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois. The camp runs from June 7-August 13, 2021. It is open to students ages 9-17 years old. Parents can register their children at

University of Illinois Doctoral Candidate Natalie Coleman Transforming K-12 Online Education in Illinois

March 18, 2021 / News Release

ILLINOIS-Already an alumni of the University of Illinois (Undergraduate 2002), Natalie Coleman is set to graduate with her doctorate in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership in May 2021. After defending her dissertation, Identifying Structural Changes Made by District Leadership to Increase Equity in STEM for Black Girls, she is ready to put her research into action and continue to make an  impact in her community, across Illinois and the world through her company After the Peanut.

January 13, 2021 / News Release

After the Peanut Partners with Aetna to Provide Online Tutoring and Homework Help

August 12, 2020 / News Release

After the Peanut Continues Giving 

ILLINOIS-eLearning for a majority of school districts across the nation has magnified the education gap and digital divide. After the Peanut is providing a virtual solution that will provide support to those in need. After the Peanut and Aetna Better Health of Illinois have partnered to provide online tutoring and homework help to qualifying health plan members in grades K-12 across the state of Illinois.

LOCKPORT-After the Peanut was able to donate over 250 pencil pouches loaded with school supplies to Fairmont School District 89 because of their partnership with Illinicare Health.  After the Peanut has been a part of the Fairmont family for over 3 years now and knew exactly who the in-kind donation would go to!

July 23, 2020 / News Release

Urban Agriculture Program Designed to Sprout Interest in STEM

WILL COUNTY-This month, After the Peanut launched their urban gardening program at the Fairmont Community Center.  The goal of this program is to teach students how to grow and take care of  their own plants and flowers and introduce them to STEM careers centered around Urban Agriculture. 


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