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17 May: Houston teens tour Best Buy’s Distribution Center and talk career paths

Best Buy’s Houston Distribution Center (DDC) opened its doors to nearly 30 teens on May 9 to shed light on our supply chain operations and discuss career opportunities.

Teens who attended are members of the nearby Best Buy Teen Tech Center® at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston – Morefield Club. They took tours of the facility, talked with employees and participated in an interactive panel discussion with Best Buy leaders.

“This is something we’ve been wanting to do for a long time,” said Laura, human resources business partner for the DDC.

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20 Feb: Video series follows Teen Tech Center youth pursuing passions: VRtual Art

We’re excited to introduce “Passion Projects,” a video series that shares the stories of teens who are not just dreamers but doers. Fueled by the support of dedicated mentors, these young talents are turning self-assigned projects into achievements.

Youth across the United States are unlocking these opportunities through Best Buy Teen Tech Centers™, a program of the Best Buy Foundation™. Teen Tech Centers are a network of creative, youth-centered community hubs where teens can engage with the latest technology, learn real-world career skills and interact with safe and supportive mentors.

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20 Sep: LA teens win tech challenge with street food app

More than 40 youth from Best Buy Teen Tech Centers™ across Los Angeles learned about entrepreneurship and market research this summer. Then they put their skills to use in a tech innovation challenge.

The teens’ ideas varied from environmentally sustainable school lunches, to an app to find local music events, to an educational video game.

“I was very impressed with how the young people took issues that they saw in their communities and industry and explored new ways to address them,” said Chheav, a Best Buy social impact manager.

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13 Oct: Best Buy customers donate $7.5 million to support Teen Tech Centers

We’ve always known Best Buy customers are the best. Now we have proof – over the last 5 months, Best Buy customers stepped up and contributed more than $7.5 million to the Best Buy Foundation in support of Best Buy Teen Tech Centers®. 

Between May 1 and Oct. 1, customers contributed in stores and online to help continue the expansion of the Teen Tech Center network, including programming for career and post-secondary transitions for teens from disinvested communities.  

“It is inspiring to see our customers show up in a big way year after year to support this important cause,” said Andrea Wood, Best Buy’s vice president of social impact.

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30 Apr: Despite COVID-19, Best Buy’s Commitment To Teens And Tech Remains Strong

Best Buy is committed to helping teens from disinvested communities build brighter futures, and that has only become more important during the COVID-19 pandemic.

That’s why we’re continuing to ensure teens and the organizations that serve them have access to the technology, training and mentorship they need to learn and grow. We’re doing that by donating millions of dollars in funding for local nonprofits and providing teens with the tech they need to stay connected during this time.

“Now, more than ever, we’re seeing technology is essential for helping young people learn and stay connected,” said Andrea Wood, Best Buy’s head of social impact.