TINKERING is our super power

THE LEAGUE OF YOUNG INVENTORS is an innovative STEM program for children entering grades 1 through 5. Our after school program takes students on an exciting tour of humanity’s greatest inventions through storytelling, hands-on exploration, and creating. Using their imagination and construction skills, kids look to the past to explore how the MECHANIZED WORLD of today came to be. Along the way, they will sketch, hot-glue, cut, and engineer their way through to their own inventions.

Kids are naturally curious and creative from the moment they begin to explore the world around them. But invention requires more than just curiosity and creativity – it requires the KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS to carry a design to fruition. Our approach creates a fun, low stakes atmosphere where kids can TINKER & EXPERIMENT to develop a direct and deep connection with technology.

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Winter Semester Open House – Sunday Dec. 9th

Dive in to the world of water this weekend! Join us this Sunday Dec. 9th from 12:30-4:30 PM for a free open house to learn more about our upcoming winter semester. Families will get a chance to put their creativity to the test by designing a boat made of aluminum

One Small Step for The League…

One giant leap for kidkind (two blocks actually). Welcome to the new home of The League of Young Inventors - a place where kids get to experiment, invent, test, and make a mess. We have moved to a bigger location at 347 7th Ave (at 10th Street), two blocks from

Open House – April 14th

Visit the League's inventor's studio from 2 to 4pm, Saturday April 14th, to get to know more about the League and our summer program. Families will get a chance to build your own mini-projects, sampling one of our activities from our week-long summer series.

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inventors’ journal
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Lost Einsteins: Op-Ed from the NY Times

Check out this article in the New York Times which reviews a paper research which refers to "Lost Einsteins" who could “have had highly impactful innovations” if they had been able to pursue the opportunities they deserved... Lost Einsteins: The Innovations We're missing

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    review rating 5  My 10 year old loves her Inventors class! The class gives her the room to bring her own design and ideas to the inventions while at the same time teaching her the principles of physics and more. She really doesn’t want the class to end.

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    review rating 5  My 8 year old son loves to go to the League of Young Inventors! They pick him up in his school and during the class he uses his imagination and crafty skills for over 2 hours! They teach them some scientific principles and they apply their creativity to build their own things. I think it is a really great program

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    review rating 5  My 6 year old daughter LOVES The League. Every week she comes home with a new invention as well as excitement about the historical context of the inventions as well as underlying scientific principles. This program in fun and substantive. My 4 year old son can't wait to start next year!

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    review rating 5  Without fail, when I arrive to pick up my daughter she is deeply engaged and doesn't want to leave! The League of Young Inventors has given her a safe space to experiment and create, with plenty of time to try out multiple approaches and different materials until she fully understands the problem space and her own solution. The technical problem solving skills she has learned in 3 short months have laid the foundation for systems thinking and collaboration, and as an engineer myself, I am thrilled.

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    review rating 5  My 9-year-old son had a great experience in his after-school program at the League of Young Inventors. The kids tackled varied design challenges, and my son, who can be antsy and distractible in school, was always hard at work when I arrived for pickup. I sometimes arrived a bit early and was able to observe the kids working, with guidance, but not direction, from the instructors; kids were encouraged to try things, analyze unsuccessful efforts and try again. I'm looking forward to sending my son to summer camp at the League!

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    review rating 5  My son started attending the League of Young Inventors program in the fall and fell in love with it immediately. LYI has been an incredible "fill in the blank" for the sometimes, over wrought STEAM curriculums taken on by schools. My son spends his Wednesdays after school going to this incredible hands on workshop where he works alongside his peers to understand foundational inventions of the past. He now knows and looks for examples of the Archimede's screw and the benefits of the inclined plane in his day to day life. It is incredible because kids are natural inventors/tinkerers. This is not just another after school program filled with one off crafts. It is a long tale approach and gets to the heart of the "why" behind the invention of the wheel and it's impact for future inventing. A sidebar - The hours for the program are working parent friendly!

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