OPEF After School

OPEF Innovative, Hands-on Educational STEAM Programming in an After-school Setting

This past winter/spring, OPEF piloted a new after school program at Beye Elementary School. OPEF was able to offer our innovative, hands-on programming for 12 weeks to Beye School K-5 students. This included the offering of a Spheros Robotics class for 3rd -5th graders that was based on our popular Spheros BASE Camp. For Spheros, OPEF was able to offer eight full scholarships for students in need of assistance to attend. Other offerings included: Drill Team, Multi-Sport Madness and Table-Top Gaming/DnD.




My child was awarded a scholarship to Spheros after school, and she loved it!

— D97  Parent

OPEF After School Program Goals

From Spheros Robotics to Drill Team, our OPEF after-school instructors give our students a broader range of STEAM activities, and introduce new perspectives to students in an after-school setting. OPEF After School aims to provide:

Expand OPEF STEAM Experience to After School:

OPEF has significant experience in producing innovative STEAM programming. We empower youth development through quality enriching classes with weekly hands-on projects that seek to build a life-long love of learning .

Align with D97 Goals for Out of School Time Enrichment:

By implementing high quality engaging afterschool sessions, we support District 97’s initiatives of improving academic outcomes for students through enriching learning experiences outside of the classroom.

Provide STEM Learning Experiences for Scholarship Students:

OPEF is intentional in bringing tech learning experiences to students of underrepresented populations in the STEM industries through providing scholarships to our BOLT coding and robotics classes.

Our Mission is Strengthened by Our Values:

To develop and support programs that embody these guiding principles: Equity and inclusion, A sense of belonging, Inspiration, Real-world Connections, Innovation, Community Engagement and Fun

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Help Support OPEF’s Mission Today

Behind Every OPEF Program, lesson and camp is the intention to affect positive change, support families in need and provide STEAM opportunities for children.