The Intel Computer Clubhouse Network is an after-school community-based technology learning program. Intel Computer Clubhouses enable youth in underserved communities to acquire tools necessary for personal and professional success. A Computer Clubhouse* is more than just a safe environment for youth; it is also a creative place where a "community of learners;" young people, mentors and staff, use technology as a tool for learning and creative expression. The philosophy of the Intel Computer Clubhouse is "beyond access," a place where young people use professional software to create computer-based projects inspired by their own ideas. The Computer Clubhouse provides a supportive learning environment where youth build skills and self-confidence, as well as a future, working together with adult mentors who provide inspiration and serve as role models. Intel had a vision to support the expansion of the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network to 100 Computer Clubhouses serving underserved youth and their communities around the world. By proliferating the learning model created by the Museum of Science, Boston and the MIT Media Lab through an expanded Intel Computer Clubhouse Network, the goal was to establish a replicable model for technology learning, and support the success of individual Computer Clubhouses established around the world. The opening of the 100th Computer Clubhouse was a major milestone toward achieving that goal.
The Computer Clubhouse program was created in 1993 by the MIT Media Lab and the Computer Museum, now part of the Museum of Science, Boston.
There are now more than 100 clubhouses in the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network located in more than 20 countries that serve more than 25,000 youth annually.
Average attendance: Most Clubhouses report seeing an average of 50-60 members per day, with the average Clubhouse member coming 2-3 days per week (strong "repeat" attendance). On average, most Clubhouses report seeing at least 150 different members each week.