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Best Buy Seeks Teen Tech Center Partners in 6 Cities

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The Best Buy Teen Tech Center program is expanding nationwide, and we’re currently looking for nonprofit/public entity host partners in six new cities.

Best Buy Teen Tech Centers are places where underserved teens can develop critical tech skills through hands-on activities. Those activities include programming, filmmaking, music production and design.

Each of our 11 current locations give students access to tech education opportunities, relationships that help to build confidence and a foundation for school and career success. Our partnership with The Clubhouse Network connects members to a global community of more than 100 clubhouses in 20 countries.

How to apply

The request for proposal (RFP) process is now open for organizations currently serving teens in Detroit, Hartford, Conn.; Houston; Indianapolis; Milwaukee, and St. Louis.

Organizations that bring technology access and education to youth are invited to register and attend an upcoming RFP webinar on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. Teen Tech Center grant recipients are awarded funding for:

  • renovation and construction
  • technology equipment
  • furniture

In addition, grant recipients receive funding for staff to establish a safe, after-school place for teens to learn about technology through project-based experiences.

These new Teen Tech Centers will contribute to our goal of preparing one million underserved youth each year for tech-reliant jobs by 2020.

 

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