Robo Hub After School Program 2024-2025

Registration Now Open!

There’s always something amazing happening at The Robo Hub, and you can be a part of it!

Why The Robo Hub After School Program

Hi Parents, we’re NEW to Cambridge! Serving kids in grades K through 8

Why The Robo Hub After School Program?

  • No driving to drop off the kids! We’re accessible by CPS school buses from almost any public school in Cambridge!
  • Convenient schedule with after-school care until 5pm and optional extended day, classes, and tutoring until 7pm
  • Healthy snacks galore
  • Physical activity to get the energy out
  • Homework and academic support
  • Highly engaging, creative projects and activities that are sure keep brains engaged
  • Opportunities to join your child for activities and to connect with other families at pickup time
  • Connect with other families at occasional community events and parties

My child loved attending a day of the April camp! He wanted to go back immediately, but we will have to wait until summer. He is often reserved in new settings, but he immediately felt welcome, safe and curious at The Robo Hub. We will definitely be back!

– Raku

“Amazing facilities, the kids had a great time!”

– Sivan

Learning in a fun way, my daughter loved the instructors, great that they got outside. She enjoyed the coding,  and being creative in her robot design

– Maria

“My son (12 years old) attended the camp in the Spring and absolutely loved it. Highly recommend.” 

– Gleb

“My 9 year old LOVES RoboHub! He has been to the vacation week day camp a few times and always is so excited to go back. The staff help and encourage the kids to build and code their own designs.” 

– Jocelyn

Kids LOVE The Robo Hub!

Hey Kids, Robo Club is a place of endless cool things to do:

  • Discover amazing things you can do with robots
  • Build and fly drones
  • Create in Minecraft
  • Design, build, and compete BattleBots
  • Use our laser cutter, 3D printers, and other maker equipment to amaze your family and your friends!
  • Discover new interests and grow your talents!

Scheduling and Pricing

Convenient and flexible schedule options from school dismissal until 7pm. Full coverage of the school year with Fall, Winter, and Spring semesters.

Arrivals

  • Kids in Cambridge Public School can get to us from almost any school in the district. Please review our Transportation Guide
  • For families in other schools, we offer ample free parking behind our building for easy drop-off

Robo Club

This program runs from arrival until 5 pm and provides exactly what the kids need and what parents want after school! CPS early release Wednesdays are included!

The Robo Club offers a balanced daily schedule packed with exciting and enriching activities:

  • 30-60 minutes of FunShop, designed to spark a sense of wonder and curiosity
What is Robo Lab?

Robo Lab is a 30-60 minute block for ideas, experiments, and constructions designed to spark a sense of wonder and curiosity. Sometimes we explore a new topic, other times we will dive into a topic introduced in an earlier Robo Lab session. Every Robo Lab block is unique and may include:

  • Age-Appropriate Learning: Tailored activities that are both challenging and accessible.
  • Guided Hands-On Project Time: The kids learn by doing, experimenting, and developing persistence and critical thinking skills while having fun.
  • Maker Space Time: Learn how to use maker equipment, innovate and create in our state-of-the-art maker space, safely guided by our expert teachers.
  • Guest Speaker Seminars: Learn from MIT experts and others in the Cambridge community about the latest innovations and discoveries across various fields. 
  • At least 30 minutes of active physical time with sports and games
  • Homework support and general tutoring in line with their assignments
  • Free time to enjoy healthy snacks, off-screen games, and reading

Additional Perks of Robo Club

  • Early Release Wednesdays are included at no additional charge!
  • All other programs are 10% off, including school holiday and vacation camps, summer camps, and other workshops!
  • Early access to Summer Camp Enrollment for sessions that fill up fast.

Robo Club

K – 8th grade

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

2:00pm – 5:00pm EDT

Sept 3, 2024 to Dec 1, 2024

The Robo Hub, 86A Sherman St, Cambridge, MA

Starting from $397/month

Classes

Each class is a 1-hour adventure focusing on a single technology or skill area. Classes can focus on building drones and robots, 2D and 3D design, coding, and other exciting projects. Children enrolled in Robo Club can transition directly into their class. Enrollment in Robo Club Commons is not required to participate in the classes.

    Academic tutoring and private lessons

    We offer optional tutoring sessions taught by a combination of our amazing instructors and outside experts in specialized areas such as math, chess, music, and others. Please fill out the brief form below and we will be in touch.

    Who is teaching the kids?

    We have an experienced, diverse, multi-talented team working with the children in our programs.

    Rick Martin

    Director of Community

    Rick is a seasoned artist, engineer, and educator with over 10 years of experience in K-12 education. At Archbishop Williams High School, he served as the Art, Music, and Technology Director, taught CAD and programming, coached robotics teams, designed theater sets, and oversaw the Summer enrichment programs.

    Matt Segil

    Program Director

    Matt is a veteran Math and Science educator and a Teach For America alumnus. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from the University of Vermont and a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Boston University. He loves being outdoors, enjoying coffee, and spending time with friends and family!

     

    Justin Harris

    Learning & Curriculum Consultant

    Justin brings a rich foundation of education and program design to The Robo Hub. His background includes working as a Program Manager at the Boston Museum of Science and as Director of Learning at Empow Studios, the largest STEM enrichment program in Massachusetts. Justin holds a Masters degree in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology.

    Alison Schonwald, FAAP

    Healthcare Consultant for School-Age Programs

    Alison Schonwald MD, FAAP is a Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician with a BS from Yale University and an MD from the University of Pennsylvania. After 24 years as faculty at Boston Children’s Hospital, she now co-owns Touchstone Neurodevelopmental Center, an interdisciplinary practice caring for youth with developmental and behavioral needs. She currently serves on the Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Sub-board of the American Board of Pediatrics and has served on the Board of Massachusetts Early Education and Care.

     

    Chris de la Rosa

    Summer Lead Teacher

    Chris is a controls engineer who’s passionate about building dynamic robots. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and many years of experience in teaching math and robotics. He specializes in mechanical design and control of walking robots and is excited to bring new methods of locomotion to The Robo Hub! He also loves rock climbing and biking in his spare time.

     

    Sarah Meyer

    Summer Lead Teacher

    Sarah is a rising sophomore at Worcester Polytechnic Institute majoring in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. She’s especially interested in exploring real life applications of computer science, particularly for understanding and simulating biological data. Sarah is on her fourth year of teaching coding and various other STEM topics. Outside of the classroom, she enjoys playing videogames with friends, drinking tea, and cooking for her family.

    Jason Leung

    Summer Lead Teacher

    Jason has always been a puzzle-solver and finding the right career has taken a few different pieces and experiences to fit together. He majored in Cognitive Neuroscience at Brown University, then taught middle school math and science. He is now in the middle of a data science journey that started back at Brown, mastering MATLAB as the data analyst of the Saab neuroscience lab. He’s excited to make a positive impact on students while teaching at the RoboHub!

    Jocelyn Pern

    Summer Teaching Assistant

    Jocelyn is a rising junior at Worcester Polytechnic Institute majoring in Mechanical Engineering. She was very involved in the FIRST organization throughout K-12 and is passionate about promoting STEM in the community. Outside of academics, she is an animal lover and spends her time volunteering in her community. She is excited to bring her passion for innovating and collaborating to The Robo Hub!

     

    Noah Fisher

    Summer Teaching Assistant

    Noah recently completed a triple Bachelor degree from MIT in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science. He manages the Makerspace at The Robo Hub and teaches STEAM programs.

     

    Artemios Kayas

    Summer Teaching Assistant

    Artemios is a Boston University student studying Computer Science and Neuroscience, with experience with drones and virtual reality. He has always been curious about how everything works, from computers to cars and any form of technology. He is extremely eager to share what he knows with anyone willing to learn!

    We Build Robots.
    We Build Futures.

    Our Mission

    The Robo Hub After School Program helps today’s digital kids master technologies of the future in a safe environment, preparing them for future academic and career success. We use robotics as a focal point to help children to…

    • Help kids see themselves as creators rather than consumers
    • Use technology to connect with peers, family, and others in their lives
    • Understand limitations and dangers of technology
    • Develop their interests and strengths, and envision future career paths
    • Excel in life’s contests and build a portfolio of work that demonstrates their capabilities
    • Develop self-efficacy and the associated skills and habits

    The Robo Hub After School Program runs on all school days, based on the Cambridge Public Schools calendar. We also offer day camps during the summer and school vacations, and events and workshops during many school closure days and holidays.

    Fall 2024
    Start: Tue, Sept 3, 2024
    End: Wed, Dec 1, 2024

      Robo Club is closed on the following days:
      October 3: Rosh Hashanah
      October 14: Indigenous Peoples Day
      November 5: Election Day & Staff PD Day
      November 11: Veterans Day
      November 28-29: Thanksgiving Break

        Fall 2024
        Start: Tue, Sept 3, 2024
        End: Wed, Dec 1, 2024

          Robo Club is closed on the following days:
          December 24 & 25: Christmas
          December 30 – January 1: New Year’s
          January 2: Staff PD Day
          January 20: Dr. MLK, Jr. Day
          February 17: President’s Day

            Spring 2024
            Start: Mar 17
            End: Jun 23

              Robo Club is closed on the following days:
              March 19: Staff PD Day
              March 31: Eid al-Fitr (subject to change)
              April 18: Good Friday
              April 21: Patriot’s Day
              May 26: Memorial Day
              June 19: Juneteenth

                Got questions? Please reach out.