Youth Programs


RoboThink After School Robotics Club (Ages 7-12)

Build amazing robots using RoboThink’s STEM program. Equipped with our innovative robotics kits, which include motors, sensors, gears and mainboards, students create robots of all shapes, sizes and functions. Engineering concepts are presented through our trained instructors and picture based instructions. Students apply these concepts as they engage in exciting robotic challenges in a fun environment.

Location Central Community Center

Tuesday, 4:00-5:30 PM | March 14-April 18 | R $188 NR $200
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Abracadabra-Let's Do Magic

Abracadabra-Let’s Do Magic (Ages 5-12)

Enjoy more fascinating and mesmerizing tricks from the Gary Kantor Magic Team! Amazing cards, ropes, coins, mind reading and more tricks! Although some tricks appear difficult, they are actually quick to learn and easy and fun to perform. All materials and a take home magic kit provided for each child. Children are grouped by age. New tricks every session.

Location Central Community Center | Instructor Gary Kantor Magic Team

Monday, April 18 | 6:45-7:40 PM | R $25 NR $40
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STEAM (Grades K-5)

This exciting program from Afterschool Enrichment Solutions brings together elements of science, art and math in a hands-on, action-packed environment! Students will conduct experiments, play educational games, and unlock their creativity through building challenges and projects. No experience necessary.

Location Central Community Center

Thursday, 6:00-7:00 PM | March 2-April 8 | R $138 NR $150
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Chess Scholars

Chess Scholars (Ages 5-12)

Develop your child’s intellect through the royal game of chess! Current research has shown a strong link between chess and academic performance in a variety of areas, including mathematics and language arts. Chess has been proven to enhance children’s motivation, concentration, focus, social skills, and creativity. Each class will consist of a fun, interactive teaching period and guided practice time. Both beginner and experienced players are welcome and will learn under the guidance of an experienced Chess Scholars coach.

Location Central Community Center | Instructor Chess Scholars

Saturday, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM | March 4-April 8 | R $135 NR $147
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Cars, Catapults and Bridges

Cars, Catapults and Bridges (Ages 7-12)

This class focuses on teaching the FUNdamentals of engineering as students work in teams using LEGO simple machine kits. Each session will  build upon the student’s skill level as they learn about levers, wheels/axles, gears. Projects could include building: drawbridges, cars, amusement park rides, cranes, catapults and much more! Join the fun while you explore engineering concepts that you can use at home for your own projects.

Location Prospect Heights Park District – 110 W. Camp McDonald Road

Monday, 6:00-7:15 PM | February 27-March 20 | R $100 NR $110
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Castles, Moats & Catapults

Castles, Moats & Catapults (Ages 4-6)

Build to withstand any siege! Students learn principles of construction and use math skills as they experiment with scale and size, staggering vs. stacking. In a hands-on class using Lego materials, we’ll work in teams to build castles, towers of strength and working catapults. On the last day, we will have a marshmallow launching competition with our catapults.

Location River Trails Park District Burning Bush Community Center – 1313 Burning Bush Lane, Mt. Prospect

Monday, 6:00-7:00 PM | April 3-April 24 | R $80 NR $90
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Vamanos Spanish Club for Kids

Vamanos Spanish Club for Kids (Ages 6-10)

Expand your child’s world! In this interactive class children will be immersed in the Spanish language through fun and engaging activities. New material is covered in each session!

Location RecPlex | Instructor Language in Actions, Inc.

Tuesday, 5:30-6:15 PM | February 21-March 21 | R $86 NR $96
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Tuesday, 5:30-6:15 PM | April 4-May 2 | R $86 NR $96
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