Jack Hemion has been chosen to receive a 2009 Clubhouse to College (C2C) Scholarship from the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network. The C2C Scholarships are intended to provide resources to select Lakewood Computer Clubhouse members or alumni as they transition to post high school education. A key component of the Clubhouse program is C2C, which encourages Clubhouse youth to pursue studies beyond high school and realize their full potential.
Jack Hemion, a senior at Lakes High School, has been involved with the Lakewood Computer Clubhouse since it opened in 2002. His college plans include pursuing a degree in computer science and business management.
The Clubhouse Network received applications from youth in 20 Clubhouses located in eight different countries around the globe. Jack was awarded the scholarship based on his commitment to the Clubhouse, community involvement, academic achievements and future goals. Essays and recommendations submitted on behalf of the recipient also detailed his leadership in the Computer Clubhouse and dedication to the Clubhouse program. Jack described his experiences in the Clubhouse and opportunities that the program has brought him. Activities such as peer mentoring, the development of college and career preparation skills, and projects collaborating with members from around the world through “The Village,” the Clubhouse Network’s Intranet Site — as well as face-to-face at the Computer Clubhouse Network’s biennial Teen Summit — are among the many highlights shared.
With funding from the Intel Foundation, C2C Scholarships are intended to provide the resources to selected Computer Clubhouse members or alumni to support their transition to post high school education. The Intel Foundation has generously committed $600,000 to the C2C Scholarship program over the next 5 years, which allows the Network to provide greater financial support and expand the number of scholarships to members and alumni who are pursuing secondary education.
Operating since May 2002, the Lakewood Computer Clubhouse is a unique partnership between Pierce College Foundation and the Clover Park School District. Located at Harrison Preparatory School in Lake City, the Clubhouse offers youth and teens a chance to explore technology in a safe, playful environment.