Mission and Vision
The Computer Clubhouse provides a creative and safe out-of-school learning environment where young people from underserved communities work with adult mentors to explore their own ideas, develop skills, and build confidence in themselves through the use of technology. Using the "original" Clubhouse as a model, the Computer Clubhouse Network supports community-based Clubhouses around the world, providing over 25,000 youth per year with access to resources, skills, and experiences to help them succeed in their careers, contribute to their communities, and lead outstanding lives.
The ongoing vision of the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network is to expand the highly successful Clubhouse learning approach and establish it as a replicable model for technology learning in community-based organizations around the world.
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 may have been alienated by traditional educational approaches.
Our Core ValuesEqual opportunity - empowering youth by granting full access to resources.
Relationships - sustaining healthy, respectful, and consistent communications.
Creative process - nurturing a community of lifelong learners and producers.
Diversity - encouraging active participation in a grassroots network.
Hard fun - engaging in digital media, art, and technology tools to express, invent, and collaborate.