CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago’s kids are back on the bus to After School Matters thanks to a $25 million donation from film maker George Lucas who married a Chicago woman this summer, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

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Lucas’s wife Mellody Hobson chairs the After School Matters program and said the $5 million for five years will restore stipends for students in the fall and spring programs for those who couldn’t make it otherwise.

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“Don’t have bus fare, don’t have money when they get here to even buy a snack and maybe their families need them to actually work and so restoring these stipends from the day that I started as board chair has been my number one goal

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In 1991 the late Maggie Daley started After School Matters which now has 22,000 slots for teens throughout the year.