Teen Tech Center

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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.

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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.

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05 Jun: VIDEO: Here’s What the Best Buy Teen Tech Center’s Doing for Chicago

On Chicago’s violence-riddled South Side, the Best Buy Teen Tech Center at the Little Black Pearl charter school is more than a safe haven for teens.

One of four such Best Buy-supported locations around the country, the center is where students experiment, collaborate and play with cutting-edge technology and develop skills for their future success.

And this year, Best Buy will add more sites in Denver, Seattle, Washington, D.C., and Jersey City, too – bringing the Best Buy Teen Tech Center total to eight nationwide.

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18 May: Best Buy Teen Tech Center Squad Member Amanda Sullivan Earns National IT Honors

Even if Best Buy took over Frankenstein’s lab and meticulously manufactured the perfect Teen Tech Squad Member, Amanda Sullivan would still outshine said hypothetical creation.

Sullivan, 18, practices website coding in her free time, taught herself Adobe Flash in mere days, and oozes ambition.

The senior from Fridley, Minn., mastered 3D printing and now teaches other teens how to manufacture everything from iPhone cases to fake nails at the Best Buy Teen Tech Center at the Minneapolis Central Library.

Best Buy’s Teen Tech Centers – fitted with cutting-edge technology – help teens develop 21st century skills to prepare for future careers.