Build whatever you can imagine. Create something new. Discover how things work and move. Every time we wonder, the possibilities are endless. Whether you have never built or programmed anything, or whether creativity, imagining, building and programming are part of your everyday, we are a place where you can feel safe and supported as you try new things.
Want to hot glue your own tree house? Want to make slime? Want to program a robot? Come join us in our makerspaces after school or check out our classes!
Our PA Smart Awarded, AIPI + Teen Accelerator is not your average program. A pioneering and first of its kind program in the region and nation, AIPI is an intensive, interactive, hands-on and fun program that seeks to inspire the tech leaders and innovators of tomorrow. We do this by supporting the study of computer science, artificial intelligence, robotics, engineering and other closely related subjects by connecting youth to project based learning, mentorship/career exposure and connections to higher-education and industry. Learn more!
Did you know that STEM jobs are expected to grow by 2.1 million? Even in non-STEM related jobs, the skills developed in STEM classes are being cited as those most looked at by management as needed in today’s workplace.
The process of creating, setting goals, working with peers, and problem-solving until success is achieved engages students in a way that few traditional classroom experiences allow. Makerspaces are proven to create students who are more resillant, able to use their creativity in productive and assesrtive ways, and ready to work collaboratively in real world bussiness settings.
Help ensure every child has a GREAT FUTURE! Your support not only provides access and resources to local youth, but makes a direct impact on your community, region, and country. In helping us to do whatever it takes, you are helping to create a safe, where minds are educated, hearts are mentored, and opportunities are paved by our committed staff and Clubhouse members. Members are given the freedom to explore interests, build skills, and work towards career pathways. Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania is one of the only organizations that provides mentorship and community for members throughout their entire school career. With your help we can also set them up for GREAT FUTURES.