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29 Sep: Bose brings Professional Football Player Justin Jefferson to tour Best Buy Teen Tech Center®

In partnership with Bose, professional football player Justin Jefferson stopped by the Best Buy Teen Tech Center® at Summit Academy OIC earlier this week. During his visit at the Teen Tech Center, powered by Koch Trucking, Jefferson checked out tech projects youth participants were working on and spent time in the music recording studio.

Following the tour, Jefferson was part of a Q&A session with youth, where he shared more about his career and talked to teens about their future career aspirations.

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29 Sep: Best Buy, Google team up for new Teen Tech Center in California

Today, The Best Buy Foundation celebrated the grand opening of the Best Buy Teen Tech Center® at Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (MACLA) in San José, California. The center provides teens with access to cutting-edge technology, including tools for film, digital media, audio engineering and music production. 

Google.org, Google’s philanthropic arm, is co-funding the Teen Tech Center. Their contribution to MACLA will support the work the center is doing to provide tech access, digital skills training and mentorship for youth.


19 Aug: Minnesota Twins pitch Best Buy Teen Tech Center youth on tech in sports

The Minnesota Twins on Wednesday hosted 50 participants from local Best Buy® Teen Tech CentersTM for a major league lesson in how pro baseball is on the cutting edge of tech.

“Technology is an integral part of any business and is especially relevant in sports,” said Ann Miller, a Twins spokesperson. “Teens who dream of a career in sports — or tech — will be introduced to a whole new avenue to realize these goals.”

The teens’ trip to the ballpark is part of an ongoing partnership between Best Buy and the Twins to engage the community and provide educational and career-preparedness opportunities to youth.

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22 Dec: Minnesota Vikings share what tech careers are possible with Minneapolis youth

Last week, a group of teens in Minneapolis had the opportunity to visit with Minnesota Vikings players and staff at a local Best Buy Teen Tech Center. Not to talk about the latest game, but to hear how technology is used on and off the field.

The event, hosted at the Best Buy Teen Tech Center at Summit Academy OIC kicked off with a panel discussion featuring Vikings vice president of information technology Cheryl Nygaard, director of business analytics Kendall Peters and football analyst Chris French.


18 Sep: Teens Teach Seniors Technology, With Help from Best Buy

Best Buy recently joined forces with two nonprofits in Washington, D.C., to help older adults connect with technology — often for the very first time — with teen mentors by their side.

The company, along with Cyber-Seniors and the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington, brought together 30 teens and 23 seniors at the Best Buy Teen Tech Center. The event included a reception and demonstrations led by Best Buy and Geek Squad trainers. Several other employees from area stores volunteered to help out, too, as the event happened during the Best Buy Week of Service.


16 Jun: Best Buy Teen Tech Centers: Request For Proposals in Oakland/San Francisco, Dallas, Los Angeles and Atlanta (2015)


Best Buy supports better futures for teens:

The need for youth to be tech-savvy and develop the 21st-century skills to set them up for future career success is more important than ever. Yet too many teens have little or no access to technology and as a result, they fall behind their peers.

At Best Buy, we’re on a mission to provide teens with opportunities where they can develop technology skills that will inspire future education and career choices.

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20 Oct: Best Buy Doubles Down, Opens 4 Teen Tech Centers Nationwide

A 12-year-old aspiring inventor created a desk fan for his mom with parts from a broken PC and a cardboard box. Adding a single-throw switch, and wires for the circuit, the fan came alive. Beaming with pride, the boy started his own fan project with a completed prototype and has plans to design a custom enclosure using a 3D printer and a program called Tinkercad.

Believe it or not, he brainstormed and executed his fan project within the walls of the Best Buy Teen Tech Center in Minneapolis.