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A safe out-of-school learning environment where young people from underserved communities work with adult mentors.

The Clubhouse Network

Worldwide
The Clubhouse Network is an international community of more than 100 Clubhouses located in 19 countries, providing youth with life-changing opportunities for 25 years. Each Clubhouse provides a creative, safe, and free out-of-school learning environment where young people from underserved communities work with adult mentors to explore their own ideas, develop new skills, and build confidence.
Introduction

Where technology meets imagination.

THE CLUBHOUSE LEARNING APPROACH is designed to empower youth from all backgrounds to become more capable, creative, and confident learners. This approach is grounded in research from the fields of education, developmental and social psychology, cognitive science, and youth development. It builds on research on the role of affect and motivation in the learning process, the importance of social context, and the interplay between individual and community development. It leverages new technologies to support new types of learning experiences and engage young people who have been alienated by traditional educational approaches.

Learning By Designing

People learn best when they are actively engaged in designing, creating, and inventing, not just passively receiving information.

Following Your Interests

When people care about what they are working on, they are willing to work longer and harder, and they learn more in the process.

Building A Community

When people collaborate with others of diverse ages, cultures, genders, and backgrounds, they gain new perspectives for understanding the world—and themselves.

Fostering Respect and Trust

In places where everyone’s ideas and opinions are respected, people are more likely to take risks and experiment—and thus more likely to learn and innovate.

WHO CAN GO TO A CLUBHOUSE?

All Clubhouses serve teens. Check with your local Clubhouse, as some are open to youth as young as 10 or 12 years old.

WHAT CAN YOU DO THERE?

Clubhouse Members have free access to high-end technology, video, graphic and web design, music production, as well as college and career preparation. Learn more about some of the programs at The Clubhouse.

DOES IT COST ANYTHING?

No! Membership is completely free.

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Innovation Overview
10 - 18
Age Group
25 000
Children/Users
19
Countries
1993
Established
Not-for-profit
Organisation
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Visit https://theclubhousenetwork.org/ to find out how to get involved or start a club in your region.
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Clubhouse Teams Lead at Facebook Engineer for the Week Achievement Summit

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