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12 Jun: How Tech Can Help Fight Summer Brain Drain

Students anxiously await summer break. It’s a time to sleep in, hang out with friends and spend lazy days on the beach.

But, unfortunately, it also can undo some of the learning from the recent school year. In fact, many students will lose between one and three months of learning during the summer, according to the National Summer Learning Association.

The phenomenon is often called “brain drain.” But technology is one tool that can help fight it.

“Technology can make learning math and reading fun!

Geek Squad Facts

30 May: Geek Squad Academy is (Probably) Coming to a City Near You

Geek Squad FactsRobotics. 3D printing. Audio and video production.

From now through September, more than 2,500 teens across the country will learn these essential 21st-century skills, thanks to Best Buy’s Geek Squad Academy summer camps.

In its eighth year, Geek Squad Academy will reach students ages 10 to 18 in 26 cities nationwide, providing fun, interactive classes and activities to equip them for future careers.

Like Best Buy, the White House is also focusing on teens in tech as the President has called technology innovators to work together to ensure all youth – especially those from underrepresented communities – have the chance to study science, technology, engineering and math.