Award-Winning Robotics, Coding, and Entrepreneurship After-School Program Opening in Oak Park & Lincolnwood - Chicago Moms Network

Rocket Club Academy, the visionary robotics, coding, and entrepreneurship after-school program for 7 to 14 year-olds which started in New York City, will be opening on September 5th in the heart of the Oak Park & Linconlwood communities. Their Silicon Valley styled workspaces are located at 1033 South Boulevard in Oak Park and 7358 Lincoln Avenue in Lincolnwood.


Rocket Club Academy’s first Chicago location was launched by Aicha Sharif in Lincoln Park and filled up quickly before requiring a waitlist. Sticking to a boutique methodology, Aicha will be enrolling only 45 total members at Oak Park’s location. 

Rocket Club Academy’s Dean Aicha Sharif and her daughter Cyrine (7-year-old business owner, metaverse expert, robotics enthusiast, and Rocket Club Academy member) Discussing Rocket Club Academy on WGN Daytime Chicago


The club was founded by Alex Hodara, an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Winner and Forbes 30 Under 30. Alex started his entrepreneurial career when he was a child and created Rocket Club Academy as a way to provide a similar experience for the next generation. 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 Academy, members begin to build and code robotics and start their own clothing line on an e-commerce platform. 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 hundreds of t-shirt companies that have grossed over $36,000 in sales.


In addition to robotics and building their own business, members learn about topics like Blockchain Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Climate Science, the Stock Market, 3D Printing, and Biotechnology to name a few.

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

  • For their inaugural Founding Members, the first month is free!
  • Membership is $385 per month (month-to-month commitment)
  • Enrollment will be capped at 45 total members 
  • Membership includes classes once per week for 2 hours, community events with mentors, networking with members from 25 states, England, and Ireland 
  • Tour and application are required prior to registration

You can book a tour and learn more here: 


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