1. 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 offering 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 21 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.

2. Project Purpose:

The Clubhouse Network (TCN) was awarded a federal Youth Mentoring grant through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to serve youth impacted by addiction and youth with an incarcerated parent. Clubhouse staff wish to receive training and also train mentors on trauma-informed care so they are equipped to properly support youth in these two populations. The training will address trauma-informed care through the lenses of Adverse Childhood Experiences and racial trauma. This scope of work has three components. TCN will hire a training consultant with expertise in trauma-informed care to develop and deliver:

  1. A virtual workshop on trauma-informed care that is open to all Clubhouse staff across the Network. This workshop would also be recorded and posted to TCN’s staff intranet for later viewing.
  2. A special follow-up Q&A session with the ten subgrantee Clubhouses.
  3. Resources to support Clubhouse staff in training mentors on trauma-informed care, including a training agenda (for synchronous in-person or virtual trainings) and a self-paced e-learning module (for asynchronous, self-paced trainings in the Canvas Learning Management System). The e-learning module should include readings, videos, and some sort of assessment. The consultant does not need to build out the training in Canvas; TCN will upload and format all e-learning resources.

Examples of a training agenda and e-learning module are available upon request.

3. Milestones and Timeline:

DeliverableTimeline
Meet with the Mentor Program Manager and subgrantee Clubhouses (two separate meetings) to understand their training needs and questionsBy the week of July 26, 2021
Develop trauma-informed care workshop and begin to develop the training agenda and self-paced moduleJuly 26, 2021 – August 22, 2021
Deliver training and Q&A sessionBy the week of August 23, 2021
Finalize the training and self-paced e-learning moduleBy September 6, 2021

This timeline is negotiable and an estimate; however, we hope to conclude this work by the second week in September.

4. General Requirements and Experience:

  • The Training Consultant must have experience developing and delivering trauma-informed care trainings
  • Experience in the fields of youth mentoring and social work preferred
  • Experience serving youth impacted by addiction, youth with an incarcerated parent, and youth affected by adverse childhood experiences and/or racial trauma is also preferred
  • A basic understanding of learning management systems is preferred but not required

5. Submission Information:

Please submit a proposal outlining your interest in the project and relevant past experience (including a resume and cover letter) to Jen Bourgoin, Mentor Program Manager at jbourgoin@theclubhousenetwork.org by July 14, 2021, at 5 pm ET. Please include a fixed or hourly rate and projected number of hours in your proposal (please note, the hourly rate cannot exceed the federal consultant rate of $81.25 per hour).