The YWCA Canberra Clubhouse is an innovative, creative, out-of-school learning space where young people from underserved communities can work with adult mentors to develop new skills, explore their own ideas, and build confidence in themselves through the use of technology.
Founded in Boston in 1993, the Clubhouse Network now extends across the world, providing 25,000 youth per year access to resources, skills and experience to help them succeed in their careers, contribute to their communities and lead outstanding lives.
The YWCA Canberra Clubhouse is located at Richardson Primary School in Tuggeranong, and is a space where young people can drop by to engage with mentors, embark on new projects, and learn in a safe, friendly and open environment.
What can Clubhouse members learn?
The Clubhouse learning approach is designed to empower youth from all backgrounds to become more capable, creative, and confident learners.
The Clubhouse draws from a vast range of fields, from graphic design to programming, robotics to cinematography, engineering to animation and much more.
Members can drive their own projects according to their interests and ideas, and the Clubhouse Coordinator provides support and assistance. Clubhouse mentors also engage with members by sharing their experience and knowledge.
The Clubhouse really shows that young people learn best when they can work on projects that they are passionate about and actively engage in designing, creating, and inventing – not just passively receiving information.
Who can be involved?
The Clubhouse is open to anyone aged 10 – 18 years of age, living in the Tuggeranong region.
No prior computer skills are necessary!
2018 YWCA Canberra Clubhouse membership forms
Clubhouse opening hours:
Monday – Friday, 3pm – 6pm.
Richardson Primary School
May Gibbs Close
Richardson ACT 2905.
2017 Clubhouse Impact Report
Download the 2017 Clubhouse Impact Report to meet our Clubhouse members, hear from our Clubhouse Ambassadors and learn more about our objectives and outcomes.
Download: 2017 Clubhouse Impact Report
2016 Clubhouse Impact Report
Download the 2016 Clubhouse report to find out how we’ve increased our membership to more than 180 members, focused on outreach and engaged the broader community.
Download: 2016 Clubhouse Impact Report