Design The Clubhouse Network’s Youth Leadership Toolkit

About The Clubhouse Network:

The Clubhouse mission is to provide 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 new skills, and build confidence in themselves through the use of technology. In support of that mission, The Clubhouse Network supports community-based Clubhouses around the world by providing start-up support, professional development, new technology innovations, evaluation and assessment, partnership opportunities, and access to an online community for youth, mentors, and staff.

Today, The Clubhouse Network is a global community comprised of more than 100 Clubhouses in 20 countries, providing 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.

Description of Work:

1. Executive Summary:

The Clubhouse Network will design and publish a toolkit that can be a resource for the entire Clubhouse community ensuring different cultures and experiences are represented in case studies, needs and voices. This toolkit will provide vital information and best practices from TCN staff, Clubhouses from around the world and youth. The YLC Toolkit will serve as a model for Clubhouses to refer to when creating a youth council that truly fits the needs of their Clubhouse, members and community. The toolkit will center the experiences, expertise, and best practices of the community it impacts. Priority for contribution and selection of resources, case studies and templates will be from IMPACTS sites that already have a youth leadership group or roles as well as a diverse range of pre-identified sites that receive mini-grant funding from The Clubhouse Network. The toolkit will consist of a 15-20 page PDF that can be printed and featured on our website. The PDF will serve as a companion guide to an online resource hub featured and curated on Clubhouse Connect. The PDF will include the sections listed in the project scope description and contain live links (on digital platforms) to some resources for further reading. To continue to respond to the changing nature of Youth Leadership Council formation and best practices, the resource hub will expand as more sites around the Network develop councils. The PDF should exist as one complete document and also be broken into separate PDF chapters so we can post chapters in separately.

2. Deliverables:
Meeting with The Clubhouse Network Program Managers to provide further overview of work and answer questionsTimeline: December 1-December 20 2020
Meeting with The Clubhouse Network Program Managers to discuss the draft we send with design suggestions.Timeline: January 2021
Graphic design for a 15-20 page interactive PDF report with photos, infographics and text first draft dueTimeline: January 11- February 11 2021
Meeting/email to provide feedback for final draftTimeline: January 11-February 11 2021
Final draft due during the period of time set forth in this deliverable.Timeline: January 11-February 11 2021


Timeline can be negotiable but cannot extend past March 15 2021.

3. General Requirements and Experience:

Graphic designer must be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite including, InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. They must submit a portfolio of past work of a similar nature.

4. Submission Information:

Please submit a cover letter outlining your interest in the project and past experience, your resume and portfolio of past work to Christine Monska, Youth Leadership Program Manager, and Jen Bourgoin, Mentor Program Manager, by December 11 2020 at 5pm ET. Please include a fixed or hourly rate and projected number of hours in your proposal. Clubhouse alumni and mentors are strongly encouraged to apply.