THE LAB: Extracurriculars


Boys Lab will partner with the Amateur Athletic Union of the United States, Inc., and a local STEM program provider, in efforts to offer two high-quality after-school programs for BL Scholars. 

After-school Programs are Important

After-school programs benefit children in a variety of ways. Children can develop time-management skills, build self-esteem, form strong and healthy relationships with peers and coaches/facilitators. Most importantly, research shows that scholars who regularly participate in after-school programming surpassed their peers in academic performance. 

Academic Tutoring

Boys Lab will host academic tutoring & homework hour for scholars who need extra assistance in reading and math. 

"Dream the Impossible. Seek the Unknown. Achieve Greatness."  - Unknown

Chicago Chess Scholars


Top 10 Benefits of Playing Chess 

Brings people together

Teaches you how to win and lose

Helps children think critically

Can help you focus

Can serve as an educational tool

Develops creativity

Build confidence

Develops problem-solving skills

Exercise the brain

Helps children remain calm

Chicago Kings Young Engineers


Boys Lab will partner with a dynamic Chicago-based STEM Program to expose scholars to Engineering, Robotics, and Technology Invention (Coding). 


It's more than just a fun after-school program. STEM provides opportunities for scholars to engage in critical thinking skills within the four disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Our scholars must prepare to succeed in today's technological society, understanding that many career paths are shifting towards STEM-related fields.