The philosophy of the Computer Clubhouse program is “beyond access” — which means that a Computer Clubhouse is more than just a place with computers and internet access. The program is guided by these four principles:
Community organizations that are selected to host Computer Clubhouses receive assistance and resources to set up technology centers. Staff are then trained to involve youth in projects such as computer-generated art, music, video, and animation; building kinetic sculptures and robots; and developing Web pages. In this way, Clubhouse members not only learn how to be effective users of technology, they learn how to design and create it.
Students can also prepare for higher education and gain exposure to career opportunities through the Clubhouse-to-College/Clubhouse-to-Career program. Clubhouses even work with sponsors, companies, and organizations to provide mentors and internships.
Clubhouses are fun, safe environments where young people can discover themselves creatively.
Mentors help Clubhouse members invent, create, and explore together. Learn more about what they do.