Best Buy provides funding to strategic national nonprofit partners that help us further our goal of providing teens opportunities to develop technology skills that will inspire future education and career choices.
Common Sense Media – Established in 2003, Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the media and technology lives of kids and families.
Cyber Seniors – Cyber-Seniors: Connecting Generations trains teens to teach technology to older adults to help bridge the generational technology gap and help expand both teens’ and seniors’ social networks.
DePaul University/Digital Youth Network – DePaul University’s Digital Youth Network (DYN) develops the people, tools, practices and infrastructure necessary to power equitable learning ecosystems that prepare all youth with the digital and computational experiences and tools necessary to question, change, design and build their worlds. As stewards of Chicago City of Learning, DYN has built a strong social and technical infrastructure designed to be leveraged to create equitable pathways to opportunities for all of Chicago’s youth.
EveryoneOn – EveryoneOn is a national nonprofit that aims to eliminate the digital divide by making high-speed, low-cost Internet, computers, and free digital literacy training accessible to all unconnected U.S. residents. EveryoneOn has connected almost 200,000 low-income households. For more information about EveryoneOn, visit EveryoneOn.org.
Girls Who Code – Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology. Through its Summer Immersion Program and Clubs, Girls Who Code is leading the movement to inspire, educate, and equip young women with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. Girls Who Code has reached over 40,000 girls to-date in all 50 states.”
GRAMMY Foundation – Established in 1989, GRAMMY Foundation’s goals are to: 1) promote the importance of maintaining music education as a core element of school curricula; 2) bring students together with working professionals for a “real life” exchange of information, insight, and inspiration; and 3) recognize excellence in school music programs nationwide.
Hispanic Heritage Foundation – Established by the White House in 1987, the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) inspires, prepares and connects Latino leaders in the classroom, community and workforce to meet America’s priorities in areas including technology. HHF offers a continuum of programs, including the Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards, Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT), Hispanic Heritage Awards and Public Awareness Campaigns.
LRNG – Working together with schools, city leaders, businesses, and community institutions such as Boys & Girls Clubs, libraries and museums, LRNG is building an online platform of learning experiences that combines in-school, out-of-school, employer-based, and online learning experiences into a seamless network that is open and inviting to all youth. When students complete activities, they earn digital badges to use as credentials on their resumes and/or college/career applications.
Mouse – Mouse is a national youth development nonprofit that believes in technology as a force for good. We empower all students to create with technology to solve real problems and make meaningful change in our world. Mouse opens opportunities for youth from underserved communities and helps all students realize their full potential — and the potential of technology — to make a positive impact in their schools and communities.
Museum of Science/The Clubhouse Network (TCN) – Established over 20 years ago, TCN is a global community of 100 Clubhouses and Best Buy Teen Tech Centers located in 20 countries. TCN provides ongoing professional development, opportunities for global collaboration, evaluation and assessment tools, supporting each site in providing a creative out-of-school learning environment where youth work with adult mentors to explore their own ideas, develop new skills, and build confidence in themselves through the use of technology.
Youth Radio – Established in 1992, Youth Radio is a Peabody Award-winning production company where diverse young people learn journalism, design, music, poetry, and code. Partnering with industry professionals, students reach audiences in the tens of millions through their broadcast, digital, and mobile projects, while sharing their perspectives on the most pressing issues of our day. Our free curriculum toolkits invite educators across the US to join in this process.