EYFC PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

The Eden Computer Clubhouse provides a creative and safe after-school learning environment where young people from under-served communities work with adult mentors to explore their own ideas, develop skills, and build confidence in themselves through the use of cutting-edge technology.The Eden Clubhouse aims to guide and inspire youth to be confident, skilled and active leaders in the community. We do this by offering a number of ways for youth to target and learn the skills they choose to pursue the career they desire. The clubhouse learning model is project based learning, where the young person attains skills by creating whatever they are most passionate about. Besides youth choosing their own development path, these are some ongoing programs that they can participate in. 
 
In pursuing this mission, the Clubhouse is guided by four principles:
 
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  The Clubhouse focuses on activities that encourage young people to work as designers, inventors, and creators. 
    The Clubhouse encourages youth to work on projects related to their own interests. 
 •    The Clubhouse aims to create a sense of community, where young people work together with one another with support and inspiration from adult mentors. 
    The Clubhouse is dedicated to offering resources and opportunities to those who would not otherwise have access to them, in an environment of trust and respect. 

These guiding principles define the Computer Clubhouse Learning model.The expected impact on youth from the learning model:
 
  
  Ability to express oneself with technology 
    Ability to collaborate, communicate, work in teams 
    Ability to solve complex problems 
    Ability to develop, plan, and execute complex projects 
    Self-esteem, self-confidence