The Clubhouse Network biennial Teen Summit will not be held in person in 2021. We are excited to host “Together We Rise,” a virtual two-day leadership event where youth will come together to foster global community, build new technology skills, and work with mentors to create action items to take back to Clubhouses. Learn more.

A group photo of participants at a past teen summit

TEEN SUMMIT IS A BIENNIAL WEEK-LONG YOUTH LEADERSHIP EVENT that brings Clubhouse youth from each of the 100+ international Clubhouses together in Boston. Youth leaders participate in hackathons designed to address global issues through creativity and technology. Each Teen Summit also includes a college and career fair, collaborative cross-cultural activities, and other opportunities for educational, career, interpersonal and personal growth.

The Goals Of Teen Summit Include:

  • Enable youth to share experiences, knowledge, and resources with others from around the world.
  • Encourage youth to apply the skills they have developed in The Clubhouse to educational and career paths.
  • Build leadership, communication, and teamwork, as well as foster appreciation for different cultures.

After Attending Teen Summit:

96% of youth participants say they now have confidence to do things they didn’t think they could achieve before.

95% have more respect for people of other cultures, races, or ethnic groups.

91% are more aware of tools, materials, and resources for making, coding, and engineering.

Please contact Lynn Murray, Associate Director, Inclusion and Engagement with any questions about this event.

2020 Sponsors

Best Buy   MIT Media Lab
Facebook   EarthLink   Pega Systems

Teen Summit is not possible without the contributions and support of many sponsors. Over the past twenty years, many organizations and individuals have helped bring our international youth together, including: The Intel Foundation, Best Buy, Adobe Systems, Autodesk, MIT Media Lab, Google, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, The Museum of Science, Boston, and The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development.

For more information about becoming a sponsor, please email Lisa Cook, Executive Director.