The Intel Computer
Inspiring youth through technology
Since 2004, Intel has worked with SRI International, an independent nonprofit research institute, to evaluate the effects of Computer Clubhouse participation on Clubhouse youth members. These evaluations focus primarily on members’ socio-emotional attitudes, academic attitudes, and technology use.
Key findings include:
- Computer Clubhouses help their members develop professional skills, find pathways to success, and build commitments to community service.
- Youth who are more involved in Clubhouses report greater competency in problem-solving, collaboration, and use of technology tools.
- Ninety-four percent of active Clubhouse members plan to continue their educations after high school—this against a backdrop of disturbing high school dropout rates and low college participation for underserved youth.
- Clubhouse activities provide a wide range of opportunities for youth to build constructive dialogue, present information and ideas well, and express themselves clearly and effectively.
“I will remember always the way I learned in the Clubhouse, it was amazing. I didn’t even know that I was learning.”
—Juan Sebastian Mendez, Computer Clubhouse alumnus, Colombia
Intel Computer Clubhouse: Learn More
Clubhouses are fun, safe environments where young people can discover themselves creatively.
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