The Clubhouse provides a creative and safe out-of-school learning environment where young people from underserved communities around the world work with adult mentors to explore their own ideas, develop new skills, and build confidence in themselves through the use of technology.
The first Clubhouse was established in 1993, as a collaboration between the Lifelong Kindergarten group and The Computer Museum (now part of the Boston Museum of Science). Four guiding principles were created to empower youth from all backgrounds to become more capable, creative, and confident learners. The four principles are: learning by designing, following one's interests, building a community, and fostering respect and trust. Since then the network has expanded to more than 120 centers in 20 countries, serving more than 30,000 young people annually.
The Lifelong Kindergarten group continues to develop new technologies, introduce new educational approaches, and lead professional-development workshops for Clubhouses around the world.
Learn more: https://theclubhousenetwork.org/