TBHE strives to provide the Chicagoland community with hands-on events that cater to the needs of the students. Our events provide a safe and inviting atmosphere for families to work together to learn and create.
Our Urban Engineering Night was designed to give children and their parents an opportunity to become Engineers, by engaging in hands-on projects that require them to implement Science, Technology, Engineering and Math skills using items that they may already have at home. Parents are encouraged to join their children in the creation of the projects, as well as the competitions, to encourage dialogue and cooperative problem-solving.
#TradeDay2019 Hit the Nail on the Head!
Hands-on exposure to the Trades taught by local entrepreneurs and business owners!!! You can't beat learning from those actually doing it already!!
Do you have a trade skill that you would like to share with our youth?
*Outdoor Event w/Individual tents for each station
* Max of 5 students per group
*All supplies purchased by TBHE
*Free promotion for your business
*COVID Precautions in place (masks, temp. checks, cleaning materials and sanitizer)
Urban Engineering Night
Popsicle Stick Make-and Take
Our Popsicle Stick Make-and-Take was a SUCCESS!!!! The young engineers, as well as their parents, enjoyed using their creativity to engineer their own custom picture frame, airplane, skateboard, treasure box, tech stand or bird feeder! Some of the engineers finished early, so they completed TWO projects! It was a GREAT evening! Check out the video of our engaging event below!!
Check out the Competition Stations!
* Zoom to the Finish Line
Create Lego cars & race other engineers to find out who created the fastest one!
*Catapult for Distance
Engineer a modern catapult that launches pass your opponents!
Check out more videos on our YouTube Channel! Subscribe today!! Our Basketball Station with Coach Brown from Athletic Konnection, was a fun experience for the kids and adults!!
Our Fitness Night was designed to engage parents and children in different exercise techniques from Zumba, Hip Hop Dance, Basketball, Quarterback Skills and Boxing! Thanks to the generous donations from Pete's Fresh Market on Madison and Western and Chipotle's Wicker Park location, the participants enjoyed a delicious dinner with refreshments! It was a night to remember!!!!
Design paper airplanes that soar the farthest to become the Aerial Champion!
The Brown House
Urban Engineering Night 2.0
Our 2nd Urban Engineering Night was an interactive BLAST!! The youth and parents enjoyed creating building structures, learning about horticulture, electricity, aeronautics and more! A HUGE thanks goes to Kelly Hall YMCA & Pete's Fresh Market on Madison & Western for your support!
Our Daddy-Daughter & Mother-Son Date Night was a unique event that engaged parents and their children in hands-on activities geared towards STEM and Art inspired concepts. The couples engaged in meaningful conversations about how to problem solve & create their individual artistic pieces. The event was a huge success and gave more than 30 couples an evening to create, dance, eat and engage in hands-on activities.
*Keep Your Boat Afloat
(Float Your Boat)
Engineer a boat that will hold the most pennies to win!