Genius Labs @GMCC


We believe every young person
has the capacity for “genius.”

Genius Labs is an out-of-school studio learning experience that focuses on the development of digital technology skills through hands-on, challenge-based activities that foster creativity, independence, critical thinking, and self-awareness.

Our student-centered laboratory is designed by a collaborative team of experienced educators. The core beliefs driving the iterative design process are:

– Every young person has the capacity for genius

– All youth deserve access to high-quality educational methods and the latest technologies

– Health and well-being of the whole child (mental, physical, spiritual, intellectual) are critical to fostering healthy youth development

Fall 2021 Genius Labs

Completed COVID-19 vaccination required

Digital learning +
homework  support

Daily take-home meals + weekly food boxes

Additional Information:

– All youth participants, educational and vocational guests, and staff will be required to provide proof of FULL vaccination status.

– Daily take-home prepared and pre-packaged family meals provided to each participating youths’ family

– Weekly take-home food boxes provided to each participating youths’ family

– Youth and guardians will be required to sign a commitment agreement stating that youth are expected to commit to attending every scheduled session of their assigned cohort, except for circumstances of emergencies and illness.


– Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 3:30-6:30 pm
– Starting Tuesday, October 12, 2021
– Ending Thursday, December 16, 2021
*No programming the week of November 22nd.

3:30pm Students start arriving @ Digital Café
3:30 – 4:00pm Independent study, homework help, group activities
4:00 – 5:00pm Curriculum
5:00 – 6:00pm Independent study, project time, homework help, group activities
6:00 – 6:30pm Daily family meal distribution and weekly food box distribution every Thursday


Eligible youth must be 12-14 years old and in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the 2021-2022 school year. Admissions will be determined on a case-by-case basis with a focus on equity and prioritizing students who are excited about learning and motivated to gain new skills.

Questions? Contact Megan Young at 612-276-1548 or

Application for Fall 2021 Genius Labs are now closed.

Questions? Contact Megan Young at 612-276-1548 or email