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The Clubhouse Network

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

The Clubhouse Network is an international community of more than 100 Clubhouses located in 20 countries, providing youth with life-changing opportunities. 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 & build confidence through technology.

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Overview

HundrED has selected this innovation to

HundrED 2021

HundrED 2020

1993

Established

18.4K

Children/users

20

Countries
Organisation
Not-for-profit
Updated
November 22nd, 2022

About the innovation

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.

Impact & scalability

Impact & Scalability

The Clubhouse network creates a safe space for teens to explore their interests at their own pace, with well-trained and passionate mentors. Already in 20 countries, this network continues to grow and impact young people everywhere.

HundrED Academy Reviews
I really love this innovation for its capacity to scale and connect international communities. It's low cost and highly engaging and that it is OOS is fabulous. Advancing experiential learning is always a brilliant way to build skill and when combined with mentoring it's strengthened.
This is what every classroom should look like: a place where students learn by doing, explore, make mistakes and engage in research.
- Academy member
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