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Purpose Learning Lab Youth at Afterschool Program

Purpose Learning Lab
After School Program

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

Purpose Learning Lab provides a warm, caring environment beyond school hours where your children have the opportunity to play with school friends and get homework out of the way. We specialize in STEAM Education, Robotics, Literacy, Entrepreneurship, Mental Health and Wellness. 


The mission of PLL is to educate, empower, and impact the lives of children and families in the community by providing affordable after school care, a safe environment for children to flourish, provide enrichment, and prepare students for the 21st Century.

S- Science

T- Technology

E- Entrepreneurship & Engineering


M- Math & Mental Health

Purpose Learning Lab Youth doing homework

Grades K-3

Purpose Learning Lab Youth  solving homework problems

Grades 4-8

Step One: Complete After School Registration

(Required for Every Participant)

Step Two: Apply for a needs based scholarship by August 1, 2024. Please be advised that funding is limited and issued on a first come, first served basis.( Please submit your most recent tax return, attach your two most recent check stubs, proof of ID, SSN, Unemployment, 1040, disability documents, and explain current hardship in the comment sections. If Step 2 is not needed please proceed to step 3)

Please Download and fill out The Annual Income Form Before Completing the Scholarship Application

Option Two: Download The Scholarship Application

Purpose Learning Lab Youth

All After School Scholarship Applications paired with annual income form & supporting documents are due by August 1, 2024. Registration is still required for all students who are waiting on scholarship notification letters.


Step Three: Book With Ease
After School
Monthly Tuition and/or

  All After School Payments are due on the 28th of every month for all DPS Students and the 9th for all Charter/Private School School students. All full time students will receive a recurring invoice. Please watch out for a Welcome Email from that includes additional required forms. If you attended after-school last year, please request our new 4-page registration document.

All tuition/recurring invoice questions should be directed

  • Sep 23, 2024, 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
    Purpose Learning Lab, Inc, 2919 Fayetteville St, Durham, NC 27707, USA
    School is OUT, Grab a friend and head on over to Purpose Learning Lab STEM DAY Camp. We offer a full range of enrichment for students from STEM & DIY activities , playing games, Robotics, Sports, and laughter shared in our youth lounge. We promise hours of engagement in a caring environment.

2023-2024 After School Schedule 

2024-2025 Afterschool Program Closings 

September 2, 2024 Labor Day

October 14, 2024 Holiday/Columbus

November 11, 2024 Holiday/ Veteran's Day

November 26-29, 2024 Thanksgiving Holiday

December 20, 2024- January 3, 2025 (Mental Health/ WinterVacation/ No Track Out)

​January 20, 2025 Martin Luther King

March 31-April 4, 2025 Spring Break/Closed Wellness Escape Staff & Scholars

April 18, 2025 Good Friday/ Holiday  

May 23 & 26, 2025 Memorial Day ( Friday & Monday)

June 12, 2025 Last Day of Afterschool (Closed June 12, 2024)

June 16, 2025 1st Day of Summer Camp 2024

June 19, 2024 Juneteenth/ Senior Bash (HS Teen Liberation Retreat)

June 30- July 4, 2025 Summer Vacation/ Closed Wellness Escape

August 18-22, 2025 Closed for After School 2024-2025 Training

August 25, 2025 1st Day of Afterschool

2024-2025 STEAM DAY CAMPS (DPS Teacher Workdays)


​​9/23/2024 8am-5:30pm STEAM Day Camp 

10/25/2024 8am-5:30pm STEAM Day Camp 

11/5/2024 8am-5:30pm STEAM Day Camp 

1/21/2025 8am-5:30pm STEAM Day Camp 

2/17/2025  8am-5:30pm HOLIDAY STEM Camp 

3/10/2025 8am-5:30pm STEAM Day Camp

4/21/2025 8am-5:30pm STEAM Day Camp


2024-2025 Saturday Academy 



Session One 

September 7, 2024

September 14, 2024

September 21, 2024

September 28, 2024

Session Two 

January 4,2025

January 11,2025

January 18,2025

January 25,2025

February 1, 2025

February 8,2025

February 15,2025

February 22,2025

Session Three

March 1,2025

March 8,2025

March 15,2025

March 22, 2025

April 5, 2025

April 12,2025

April 19,2025

April 26,2025

2024-2025 Family Programs 


Afterschool/Saturday Academy Award Ceremony /Literacy Night 5/7/25 (Location TBD)

"Juneteenth Teen Retreat"- June 19, 2025 (Parents Not Required/ Chaperones WANTED)

19th Annual Family & Friends Trip - 1st Weekend in August 2025 

(Location TBD)


Meet our Senior & Teen Liberation Leaders

Purpose Learning Lab Youth

Quarterly Enrichment Clubs

Q1- Clubs -September-November 2024


M- STEAM Infused Labs/ 4H

T- Intensive Learning Groups (Math & Literacy Lab)

W- Wellness Wednesday ( Boy Scouts/Character Education/ Drug Abuse & Prevention)

R- Intensive Learning Groups (Math & Literacy Lab)

F- Coding Hope, Heal, & Design / Cheer & Dance Practice ( Parade Performance 11/4/23)


Q-2 Clubs- December -February 2025


M- STEAM Infused Labs/ 4H

T-Intensive Learning Groups (Math & Literacy Lab)/

W- Wellness Wednesday ( Boy Scouts/Character Education/ Drug Abuse & Prevention)

R- Intensive Learning Groups (Math & Literacy Lab)

F- HD Drones, Keyboarding, & Slime Therapy 


Q-3 Clubs March-May 2025


M- STEAM Infused Labs/ 4H

T- Hope, Heal, & Design/DIY

W- Wellness Escape ( Drug Abuse & Prevention/Character Education/Board Games)

R- Intensive Learning Groups (Math & Literacy Lab)/ Scout Reach

F- Edible Education & Group Games/Park

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