Teen Tech Centers connect youth to mentors in a changing environment

While schools and extracurriculars are in flux because of the pandemic, teens are still searching for ways to learn, grow and be heard. So, it has become essential for our Best Buy Teen Tech Centers — and the coordinators who run them — to find new ways to stay connected with youth.

Best Buy Teen Tech Centers are safe, after-school spaces that provide opportunities for teens to learn new tech skills, stay on track with school, gain exposure to new career possibilities and benefit from positive adult and peer relationships.

These centers primarily serve youth from disinvested communities, many of which have been hit particularly hard by the health and economic effects of COVID-19. When most of those sites were required to close this spring, coordinators understood that many of the teens who typically visited the centers would still want that source of entertainment, safety and connection in an otherwise isolating environment. 

Watch the video to learn more about how the coordinators at our Teen Tech Centers in Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh and San Antonio have adapted and innovated to keep these important connections alive in recent months.

Click here to learn more about Best Buy Teen Tech Centers.