Outside the Box teaches middle school youth about design and construction through hands-on educational activities. Most activities take place outside of school, at times including family, taught by diverse community role models; reaching youth at a critical time of development.


Mission and Values

The mission of Outside the Box is to provide activities and experiences related to design fields and construction trades to middle school youth experiencing systemic barriers to achievement, and to offer them opportunities to develop and practice creative problem solving skills.

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We're looking for talented instructors who create things for a living!


Check out what we've already done and what we have up our sleeves for the future!

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However you're interested in Outside the Box, we'd love to hear from you!

A Little Bit of Our Journey


Outside the Box runs as a nonprofit program with Ecolibrium3 as a fiscal agent.


Many exciting things to come in 2021! 



Outside the Box starts as an incubation program at nonprofit, Ecolibrium3.

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