A chat with Yousef
How did you connect with the Clubhouse?
I was connected to the Clubhouse through completing my year 10 work experience there. I was speaking to my teacher at school who is the careers adviser because I have an interest in IT. She was looking up online about work experience opportunities and she contacted the Mura Lanyon Youth and Community Centre who connected me to the Clubhouse. I got really excited about the Clubhouse when I found out that it was also an after-school youth drop in space because I knew that I would be with people who were interested in what I was interested in and I may even learn from them.
What kind of activities have you mentored or assisted with in your time at the Clubhouse?
During my time at the Clubhouse I created three How to Guides which help young people self-direct their learning when wanting to use a particular resource. I created a guide on how to use the TinkerCad online 3D print design software, how to create programs using the Sphero coding robots, and how to record from the microphone through Garage band. I also spent time connecting with the young people by playing games with them and researching different computer parts and comparing them to the existing resources at the Clubhouse.
What have you found most rewarding about being a mentor at the Clubhouse?
I have really enjoyed connecting with the young people and learning about what things they are interested in. I also got to try out a lot of new technology such as the virtual reality headset. I enjoyed connecting with one young person in particular because he liked the same games as me and we are similar in age. He showed me the online gaming community world RoBlocks which I had never heard of or played with before. I really enjoyed my work experience at the Clubhouse.