Open a Clubhouse yourself! Clubhouses are being launched around the world by supporters like you.

BENEFITS OF THE CLUBHOUSE NETWORK

  • 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

IN ORDER TO ENSURE THE SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH OF A CLUBHOUSE, THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS MUST BE IN PLACE PRIOR TO CONTACTING THE NETWORK:

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.

START A BEST BUY TEEN TECH CENTER

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 gbreslow@theclubhousenetwork.org or 617-318-3470.