After School

Make a Fun STEAM-based Project Every Week

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.

West Philly Location – Grades 3-5: Kid’s Club

Fridays 4-6 pm.
We now offer this program on a schedule of several blocks at a time. The next session will run for four weeks, on Sept. 29, Oct 6, 13, and 20. The total cost for this block of sessions is $140.

We need a minimum of 10 participants to register by Sept. 21 to run this session. We will offer a full refund to all parents who register if we don’t meet this minimum.
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West Philly Location – Grades 6-8: Test Kitchen

Thursdays 4-6 pm.

We now offer this program on a schedule of several blocks at a time. The next session will run for 5 weeks, on Sept. 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, and 26. The total cost for this block of sessions is $170.

We need a minimum of 10 participants to register by Sept. 21 to run this session. We will offer a full refund to all parents who register if we don’t meet this minimum.
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Weccacoe Playground/Queen Village – Grades 3-5: Kid’s Club

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. This program is on hiatus due to construction at the playground and changes in leadership at The Hacktory.

Other Locations

We are open to offering after school programs at other sites if there is interest from at least 10 participants. Please email youthprograms@thehacktory.org to let us know if you’re interested.