The Depot

As an effort to work across all Evanston out-of-school providers, Evanston Public Library, MetaMedia, EvanSTEM, Family Focus and Youth & Opportunity United have come together to bring you a collection of virtual and hands-on activities for youth in 3rd - 8th grade.
  • The Depot Prize Raffle

    When you complete the Challenge and upload your video, you are entered in a raffle to have awesome prizes delivered right to your door!

    Prizes will range from Sphero Minis, Apple pens, Bluetooth speakers and more!

  • Follow the Weekly Theme!

    • Engineering
      March 30 - April 10
    • Music
      April 10 - April 24
    • Coding
      April 24 - May 1
    • Digital Storytelling
      May 1 - May 15
    • Science
      May 15 - June 3
    • Launch It
      June 5 - June 17
    • Get In Touch With Nature
      June 19 - July 1
    • Create Your Outdoor Chill Space
      July 3 - July 15
    • Find Your Green Thumb
      July 17 - July 29
    • Get Your Game On
      July 31 - August 12
  • Additional Resources

Welcome to The Depot!

All of the staff from favorite after school hang out spots have come together to make an epic collection of activities for you. Every other week we'll be adding brand new options. There are three main types of activities you'll find:

  • The Challenge

    A city-wide project: one for grades 3-5 and one for 6-8. If you complete the challenge, you’re entered in a raffle to win a prize.

  • Skill Builders

    Video tutorials led by mentors or staff and help you learn a new skill or build on skills you already have.

  • DIY

    Fun one-off activities that will help keep boredom away.

Getting Started

Enter your group code on your profile page to access the STEAM activities available to you!

  1. Copy your group code

    • 3rd - 5th Graders:
    • 6th - 8th Graders:
  2. Enter the code in your profile page

  3. Get acccess to STEAM activities!

Project Showcases

Check out what others have done for these challenges by going to their group showcases!