Panama Welcomes New Clubhouse in El Valle de Antón

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The Clubhouse Network Partners with ADESVA, SENACYT, and Infoplazas AIP to Open New Clubhouse

El Valle de Antón, Panamá – On March 7, we welcomed Asociación para el Desarrollo Sostenible de El Valle de Antón (ADESVA), a sustainability-minded nonprofit, to The Clubhouse Network. As a member of The Clubhouse Network, The Clubhouse @ El Valle de Antón joins our international community of more than 100 Clubhouses located in 19 countries, providing youth with life-changing opportunities for 26 years. This Clubhouse is the 4th in Panama. We are grateful to Panama’s National Secretariat of Science, Technology and Innovation (SENACYT), ADESVA, and Infoplazas AIP for their partnership and support in launching this new Clubhouse.

ADESVA is a local nonprofit committed to environmental and economic sustainability for the land and people of El Valle de Antón. Their goals include improving the quality of life, health, education, and culture of the local community, bringing together sustainability-minded residents, eliminate the causes of predictable natural disasters that occur, promote traditional crafts and products, and promote tourism.

“It’s an honor to welcome ADESVA to The Clubhouse Network,” said Gail Breslow, Executive Director. “I’m thrilled that such a strong local community organization is taking the lead in providing a warm, welcoming learning space for young people to express themselves creatively, build skills, and prepare themselves for the future.”

With this partnership, SENACYT seeks to build a national platform that disseminates STEAM education based on The Clubhouse Network learning model to young Panamanians, sustaining a culture of learning that strengthens innovation and entrepreneurship.

Like other Clubhouses, The Clubhouse @ El Valle offers youth access to technology for programming, film making, music production, graphic design, and more, with the support of adult staff and mentors who serve as role models.

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