Data Clubs’ goal is to introduce middle school youth, in both rural and urban out-of-school settings, to the power of data by giving them simple tools for visualizing and analyzing data on topics they care about.  


Data Clubs believes that middle school learners can and should know how to interpret data to make decisions and manipulate data to answer their own questions. Three modules engage them with “big” data—large data sets collected by government agencies, research institutes and international collaborations  — curated by the Data Clubs team.

Never has data been as relevant to public discourse and decision-making as it is now.  Data matter, and our ground-breaking research is elucidating how middle school youth learn to think critically about data."