As we navigate the many challenges of 2020, we take a moment to celebrate the achievements of 2019 and express our gratitude to all who contributed to our success. We were honored to receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring, the nation’s highest honor in STEM mentoring. This award pays tribute to the thousands of youth and mentors who have come together over the past 27 years to explore their own ideas, develop skills, and build confidence in themselves through technology.
But the year wasn’t just about winning awards. We opened 14 new Best Buy Teen Tech Centers and Clubhouses, including our first in Japan, and expanded our Career Pathways to Success initiative across the United States. And we invested deeply in the professional development of Clubhouse staff around the world, through a global conference and regional workshops.
It is with tremendous thanks to everyone in the Clubhouse community— donors, community partners, Board members, volunteers, staff, alumni, and youth — that we were able to strengthen our impact around the world.
In a world battling a global pandemic, a growing wealth gap, and systemic racism, your continued support is more important than ever. Visit theclubhousenetwork.org or connect with us on social media to help us meet our mission.
A Year of Gratitude:
The Clubhouse Network’s 2019 Annual Report
Now is the best time to get involved. And there are many ways to do that . Give your time by mentoring at one of our locations . Open a Clubhouse yourself and become part of our fast-growing network. Become a sponsor , partnering with The Network. Lastly, you can make a donation . Contributions of any amount provide teens with creative, inclusive, and safe spaces to explore, create, connect, and become their best selves.