Open a Clubhouse yourself! Clubhouses are being launched around the world by supporters like you.
- Access to the program learning model plus start-up training, mentoring resources, and ongoing programmatic support
- Evaluation and assessment tools for program analysis and development
- Communication and collaboration tools for marketing and fundraising plus access to the Clubhouse Village, an online network that encourages Clubhouse members and coordinators to share projects and resources
- Ongoing professional development including annual conferences and regional workshops
- Youth development resources such as scholarships and participation in Teen Summit, a biannual Boston event bringing together Clubhouse youth leaders from around the world to share experiences, best practices, ideas, and inspirations
- Youth-focused mission
- A willingness to provide youth, ages 10-18, from underserved communities with opportunities for open-ended exploration weekdays after school and on the weekends for a minimum of 20 hours per week
- Community-based location
- An available space (approximately 1200 square feet or 110 square meters) within an organization that can be converted into a Clubhouse
- Established resources
- Already-identified startup and ongoing operational funding to support a full-time staff member and equip the space with Clubhouse recommended technologies
Since 2012, Best Buy has partnered with The Clubhouse Network to bring Best Buy Teen Tech Centers to 21 different U.S. cities, joining a unique Network of 100 Clubhouses around the world. Best Buy invites local non-profit organizations that have a fundamental commitment to youth, ages 13‐18, to apply for funding to create a Best Buy Teen Tech Center in their community. Learn more about the proposal process.
If you are interested in starting a Clubhouse near you, please contact Gail Breslow, Executive Director of The Clubhouse Network, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-318-3470.