Leading Youth Creativity Since 2014
An Innovative and FREE, Out-of-School Tech Space
Are you 12 – 18 years of age?
Are you passionate about creative technologies?
Join a global community of creators today and learn through play to produce, create & design.
Opening hours 3:30pm-6:00pm Mondays-Fridays during school term | tel: 02 6622 4647
CO-LOCATED AT THE NORTHERN RIVERS CONSERVATORIUM, 152 KEEN ST, LISMORE
With a focus on Creative Arts, Music and the ‘STEM’ fields: Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, young people are mentored to develop their passions through projects that inspire self-expression and technological know-how. The Clubhouse approach to learning leverages technology to empower young people from all backgrounds to become more capable, creative, and confident learners.
What happens at the Clubhouse?
Youth Members pursue their own interests through project based learning across fields of art, design, film, animation, engineering, robotics, coding, music, electronics, science & maths.
At the Clubhouse you can:
- Learn to code to create games and tell stories
- Produce graphic designs and artworks
- Practise photography and produce films
- Create stencils and screen prints
- Write, record and produce music
- Design, build and publish websites or zines
- Engineer and create 3D models
- Build and program robots
Become a Youth Member
To become a Clubhouse Member you must between 12 – 18 years of age. Membership and participation at The Clubhouse is free and you can come whenever you like. A parent or carer first needs to complete a registration form. These can be collected from The Clubhouse.
Join The Clubhouse Network
Once you join The Clubhouse you become part of a global community for creativity & achievement. The Clubhouse Network is an international community of 100 Clubhouses located in 19 countries, providing youth with life-changing opportunities for over 23 years. The Youth Connections Clubhouse is the first Clubhouse in regional Australia and was established in October 2014.
In 2018, youth from each of the 100 Clubhouses around the world will converge in Boston for our 9th Teen Summit!
At Teen Summit – held biennially since 2002 – youth leaders participate in a variety of workshops, projects, and team building activities designed to build technological skills, develop project management and critical thinking, and foster international connections.
After the most recent Teen Summit, over 90% of adult staff and youth reported that Teen Summit improved their cultural and racial understanding of others, while 95% of youth said they are better at solving problems and less likely to give up when encountering challenges.
Who is off to Boston?
Teen Summit empowers Clubhouse members to connect their ideas and passions for creating positive change within their communities, while collaborating with Clubhouse members from around the world. This year’s theme is Stand Up, Speak Out, Change the World!
We are really grateful for the support of Fleet Partners who donated $1,000 to help us cover the cost of sending two local young people to Teen Summit. BIG THANKS FLEET PARTNERS!
We are only a few thousand dollars short now! Can you help us to send two local Clubhouse members off to a bright new future?
Or contact Deb Hall: t. 6620 1800 e. [email protected]
Teen Summit 2018 will be held at Boston University in USA from 31 July – 5 August
I come to The Clubhouse because it is a great social venue and the perfect place to base all of my projects. The best thing about The Clubhouse is the awesome creative atmosphere and welcoming community.Ash Mabbott
Youth Connections Clubhouse is a proud member of The Clubhouse Network: A Global Community for Creativity & Achievement, a program of the Museum of Science, Boston with support from the MIT Media Laboratory.
HiFi Youth Mentoring
We’re seeking energetic creatives to Mentor our Clubhouse Members across fields of Art, Design, Film, Animation, Engineering, Robotics, Coding, Music, Electronics, Science & Maths. Up to 10 positions available, ideally suited to (but not limited to) students enrolled in education studies, social & youth work, technology IT and science fields or digital and creative media.
We offer supported volunteer positions to Mentor youth in the use of Creative Technologies.
We ask Mentors 19 years of age and up, to commit to weekly participation for at least six months (or by arrangement). These positions are for a minimum of 3 hours per week.
Mentors play a really important role at The Clubhouse supporting, inspiring and engaging our Members. You can mentor by helping members with their projects, assisting general participation and day to day programming, managing resources or providing administrative help.
Mentors will have the opportunity to pursue their own learning plan, spark, facilitate and collaborate on projects with Members & develop skills and awareness of the issues impacting youth development.
Experience with technology is necessary, with a keen interest in learning and working with young people and a working with young people check. If you’re interested in getting involved, or to find out about our next information session, please contact us
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Link to Application form:
Student or faculty staff at Southern Cross University: