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Purpose Learning Lab Youth
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Welcome to Purpose Learning Lab
STEAM Enrichment & Wellness Studio!

We help youth discover endless possibilities through our life changing STEAM enrichment, digital, and wellness programs. Our goal is to create pathways during non-school hours for minority students that ignite confidence, provide evidenced-based alternatives, encourage hands-on innovation, academic advancement, and prepare students to pursue STEM & Integrated Art careers.  Next to our  STEAM Infused enrichment labs, we offer In-Class Wellness Workshops, Digital Literacy Skills, After school, Private Tutoring, Summer Camp, Mentorship,  Entrepreneurship, Substance Abuse Education, and access to Mental Health & Wellness Services. #purposeiswaiting

Why PLL?

Purpose Learning Lab’s work is anchored in equity to ensure children and families from marginalized communities are prioritized and elevated through our STEAM Infused workshops, enrichment, and wellness programs. We also provide trauma -informed, evidenced based interventions to at-risk youth, children, teens, and families to reduce community violence and improve quality of life. To advance equity, we aim to reach diverse students and communities to champion change and empower historically underserved, underrepresented populations with greater academic opportunities to achieve brighter futures.

"Science is more than a school subject, or the periodic table, or the properties of waves. It is an approach to the world, a critical way to understand and explore and engage with the world, and then have the capacity to change that world"

— President Barack Obama

Peek Inside Our Lab!

S.T.E.A.M Infused  

Enrichment & Wellness
for  Scholars

"Cultivating the Next Generation of Leaders, Innovators, and World Changers!"

Purpose Learning Lab Youth Preforming a Science Experiment

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We take extra measures to ensure your children are safe while attending our program. Click below to learn more about our COVID19 Safety Precautions.

Busy Kids = Happy Parents


My daughter came in about two months ago an blossom more since being in purpose learning lab!! she looks forward to going back every day, an leave ready to eat an go to bed. She’s a social butterfly so meeting other kids an working in groups an having fun is what she looks forward to. Not to mention learning doing experiments going to the park and arts and crafts is right up her ally! I absolutely love love how staff is so professional from day one an keep open communication about health an safety guidelines every up coming events, any changes, important dates to remember, transportation an tuition. I appreciate all of the hard working an dedicated staff helping to keep our babies safe during Covid, an going above an beyond with a safe place for them to go. Also giving us parents a night out for fellowship!!! Awesome family to be apart of I’m happy we decided to come aboard.

Janis Watkins

Step Inside...Endless Possibilities are Waiting!!!
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Our Sponsors


Triangle Community Foundation Sponsor
Emily K Center Sponsor
Big Air Trampoline Park Sponsor
Durham County Sponsor
Durham ABC Sponsor
Endlesswill Sponsor
Mac Motion Sponsor
Office of Durham & Community Affairs Sponsor
Network for Good Sponsor
Blue Cross Blue Shield Sponsor
Twisted Yogi Sponsor
Greater Durham Sponsor
Food Lion Sponsor
V.O.I.C.E Sponsor
Durham Committe of Black Affairs Sponsor
Boy Scouts Sponsor
Built Sponsor
Chickfila Sponsor
CVS Sponsor
Domino's Pizza Sponsor
Dollar General Sponsor
Ware Law Firm Sponsor
Firehouse Subs Sponsor
Walmart Sponsor
Target Sponsor
The Pollination Project Sponsor
Glambitious Cosmetics Sponsor
Sam's Club Sponsor
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All Good Real Estate Sponsor
Authentic Impact Sponsor
Law Office of Brennon Morton, PLLC Sponsor
Z's Custom Creations Sponsor
Kramden Institute Sponsor
Love Overload Sponsor
Wakaboomee Program Sponsor
Doll Collection Sponsor
Hand of Purpose Sponsor
City of Durham Sponsor
Harris Teeter Sponsor
NC IDEA Sponsor
Love To Serve Sponsor

Thank you for Helping us Thrive Through Adversity

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We are a registered, tax-deductible 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 
EIN: 84:5032978

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