WATCH: Clubhouse Youth Lift Their Voices for Community Change

Categorized: Video

Young people have a unique perspective in society. They hold powerful beliefs, skillsets, and lived experiences, yet their voices aren’t always heard in the mainstream media. Watch this video to see how young people from across The Clubhouse Network are leveraging their voices to make meaningful changes within their communities.

This project was supported by Grant No. 2017-JU-FX-0009 awarded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Points of view expressed in this document are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of OJJDP or the U.S. Department of Justice.

Youth Contributors:

Olivia Pierce, The Best Buy Teen Tech Center @ HOPE Community, Minneapolis, MN
Ramiro Iñiguez, The Clubhouse @ Eden Youth and Family Center, Hayward, CA
Karla Camacho, The Clubhouse @ ListoAmerica Tustin, Tustin, CA
Savannah Ross, The EXPO Center Clubhouse, Los Angeles, CA
Carlos Thomas, The Best Buy Teen Tech Center @ PHASE 4 Learning Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Abraham Castillo, The Best Buy Teen Tech Center @ Legacy LA, Los Angeles, CA

Video Editing and Producing:

Thai Buckman (The EXPO Center Clubhouse)
Gustavo Madrigal (ListoAmerica Clubhouse)
Maiv Ncais Her (The Best Buy Teen Tech Center @ Hennepin County Library-Minneapolis Central)
Jennifer Bourgoin (The Clubhouse Network)

B-Roll Credits:

The Best Buy Teen Tech Center @ HOPE Community
The Clubhouse @ Eden Youth and Family Center
The Clubhouse @ ListoAmerica Tustin
The EXPO Center Clubhouse
The Best Buy Teen Tech Center @ PHASE 4 Learning Center
The Best Buy Teen Tech Center @ Legacy LA
The Flagship Clubhouse, a Best Buy Teen Tech Center
C4K Clubhouse


“X-Ray” by Moyana Olivia (ft. Mac Turner)

“Inspired” by Kevin Macleod (
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
“Feeling of Sunlight”
Oakland Dream

The Clubhouse Network is an international community of more than 100 Clubhouses located in 19 countries, providing youth with life-changing opportunities for over 25 years. Each Clubhouse provides a creative, safe, and free 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.