After School

We offer fun hands-on after school programs for a variety of ages. Each session provides a fun project that may explore fundamental concepts of:

  • Simple machines
  • Basic electronics
  • Computer programming
  • Digital fabrication
  • Multimedia production

Students learn how to use a variety of hand and small power tools with close adult supervision. All materials costs are included in the session fee, and students get to take their projects home when finished. We rigorously test all projects so we know they will be fun and reasonably attainable, but we also leave room for failure and experimentation along the way.

All teachers and volunteers are experienced in teaching and working with kids, and are subject to a thorough background check.

 

Program Options

Kid's Club West Philly - 3rd to 5th grade

Fridays 4-6 pm.
$35 per session. Purchase a package of 6 sessions and save $20. At this location we are able to offer flexible scheduling so it’s ok for students to skip sessions or come alternate weeks.

Pick up details: We can pick up students from Penn Alexander school, SLAMS, Masterman, and Powel with parental consent for programs in West Philly. We will consider offering pick up at other schools in Center City for 3 or more participants.

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Test Kitchen West Philly - 6th to 8th grade

Thursdays 4-6 pm.
$35 per session. Purchase a package of 6 sessions and save $20. At this location we are able to offer flexible scheduling so it’s ok for students to skip sessions or come alternate weeks.

Pick up details: We can pick up students from Penn Alexander school, SLAMS, Masterman, and Powel with parental consent for programs in West Philly. We will consider offering pick up at other schools in Center City for 3 or more participants.
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Kid's Club Weccacoe Playground - 3rd to 5th grade

Kid’s Club – Weccacoe Playground
Mondays 3:30-5 pm, Jan 23 – Apr 3 (no session Feb 20)

This is a satellite program of our popular Kid’s Club after-school at Weccacoe Playground and Queen Village Community Center for Meredith and Nebinger students only. Pickup from both schools is provided. Enrollment is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For this program we require parents to sign up for the entire schedule in advance, which is 10 sessions for the next round. Payment plan options are available.

Tentative Project Schedule:

  • Jan 23: Periscopes
  • Jan 30: LED Felt Monsters
  • Feb 6: Wire Buzzer Sculptures
  • Feb 13: DIY Foosball Games
  • Feb 27: Strobe Goggles
  • Mar 6: Lasercut Percussion Boxes
  • Mar 13: Bots and Mazes
  • Mar 20: Walking Robots
  • Mar 27: Lasercut Cardboard Animal Heads
  • Apr 3: DIY Google Cardboard Masks

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The Weccacoe program has a hard timeline of 5 pm for pick-up. If you can’t it by 5 pm to pick up your child, after care is available for $75 for the entire 10 weeks.
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