Social Impact

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20 Feb: Best Buy helps Seattle teens find career paths in tech

The Best Buy Foundation recently launched a branch of its organization called the Seattle Fund.

The Seattle Fund was formed to provide grants to nonprofit organizations in the King County metro area that offer career pathways in technology for teens from underserved communities. The first round of grant recipients was announced recently. These organizations, along with help from Best Buy, are strengthening the access to technology and education for young adults.

Here’s a bit more about the organizations that received funding:


11 Feb: Students get career inspiration from Grammy tour

One of the biggest nights in music took place Sunday in Los Angeles: the 61st Annual Grammy Awards®. The show brought together celebrities and some of the most well-known artists in music from across all genres.

It took a lot of technology and expertise to pull it all off — a great example for teens interested in related careers.

A group of such students was able to get an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the action, thanks to Best Buy and corporate partners at JBL.


07 Jan: ‘Technology is really what we need to help us succeed’ [VIDEO]

Students from the Best Buy Teen Tech Center in Chicago are getting their hands on virtual reality tech and the possibilities it holds for the future.

A partnership among Best Buy, Facebook and Oculus is helping to make VR technology real for Chicago youth. It’s part of Best Buy’s commitment to enrich lives through technology. Together with our partners, we’re building brighter futures for teens around the country.

“Technology opens up more opportunities for people,” said Nicolas, a Teen Tech Center student.