We set kids free, then help them commit to their choices.

YOU CHOOSE THE PROJECT.

YOU DECIDE WHERE IT'S GOING.

YOU GET IT DONE. YOUR WAY.

WE'RE IN IT WITH YOU. 

Think of it as personal training for your dreams.

 

Kids set the goals and do the heavy lifting. We support their goals and help them through the hard parts - without taking over. In the process they build "muscles" like initiative, failure-resilience and creative-problem solving.

 

What do YOU want to try?

 

We make it simple. You make it happen.

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Amazing place. Incredible people.

 

Hackstudio is unlike anything you've ever done before. Come discover an exciting new way to pursue the things that really matter to you.

 
If I were to pick a method to teach my son how he might approach his life’s work as an adult, and be a productive member of society and a community, this is it.
— Hackstudio parent and child/adolescent therapist, Chicago
He lights up when talking about Hackstudio. He is beaming on days when he goes to Hackstudio. I know that he feels a sense of comfort, pride, and just being able to be himself.
— Hackstudio parent, Wilmette
She loves being there! The ukulele is cracking me up!
— Hackstudio parent, Wilmette
Many thanks to you and everyone at Hackstudio for being such a supportive and awesome environment!
— Hackstudio parent, Evanston