Award-Winning Robotics, Coding, and Entrepreneurship After-School Program Opening in Lincoln Park! | Chicago Moms Network

“Rocket Club Academy would have been the place for me when I was young. You’re learning about categories that aren’t taught in school and are ahead of everyone else your age.” – Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple


Rocket Club Academy, the visionary after school program for 7 to 14 year-olds which started in New York City, will be opening on January 3rd in the heart of the thriving Lincoln Park community. Their Silicon Valley styled workspace is located at 1500 N. Halsted Street. 

The wildly successful first locations were launched in NYC and filled up quickly before requiring a waitlist. They will be doing a limited rollout in Chicago, enrolling only 40 total members.

The club was initially conceptualized by Alex Hodara, a finalist for this year’s Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and “Forbes 30 Under 30” recipient. Enlisting the help of industry leaders, Rocket Club Academy has created a proprietary curriculum: a mix of robotics, coding, cutting-edge technology, and entrepreneurship.

Within the first month at Rocket Club, members begin to build and code robotics and develop an actual business. Rocket Club has helped hundreds of members launch businesses including a 9-year-old, who was featured on Good Morning America for her stop motion business called Stop & Love, Astronade – a bottled lemonade company founded by 10-year-olds that received investment from the Co-Founder of Netflix, and over 200 t-shirt companies that have grossed over $16,000 in sales in the last 2 months.

In addition to robotics and building their own business, members learn about topics like Blockchain Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Climate Science, the Stock Market … basically everything school doesn’t teach. 

Rocket Club Academy’s  members have the unique opportunity to build a lifelong network of peers, forever viewing the world differently because of their advanced tech education.  Rocket Club Academy’s staff is building the club they wished they had when they were kids and empowering their members to become everything they want to be when they grow up.

Rocket Club is granting our readers first access to registration. Ready to grab a spot?!

Here Are the Details

  • Memberships are month-to-month
  • For their inaugural Founding Members, the first month is free!
  • Membership includes classes once per week for 2 hours, community events with mentors, workshops such as 3d printing or creative writing, and virtual networking with members from 25 states, England, and Ireland 
  • Introductory Price of $385/month
  • Tour and application are required prior to registration

You can book a tour and learn more here: 

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