Best Buy Teen Tech Centers and Geek Squad Academy camps reach youth where they live.
This spring, the Best Buy Teen Tech Center network will achieve a milestone of a dozen urban locations when four new centers begin offering year-round after-school programming for teens. And from May through September, more than 6,000 students will attend Geek Squad Academy (GSA) free, two-day summer camp sessions in communities around the country. Teen Tech Center and GSA curriculum encourages teens to explore technology through immersive training in digital music and film production, digital photography, coding, 3D design, robotics and more.
Following an open grant submission process, Best Buy has selected the Atlanta Fulton Public Library System in Atlanta, the Juanita J. Craft Recreation Center in Dallas, the P.F. Bresee Foundation in Los Angeles and Alternatives in Action in Oakland as partners for four new Best Buy Teen Tech Centers. Opening this spring, the new centers join existing centers in Chicago; Denver; Jersey City, N.J.; Miami; Minneapolis; San Antonio; Seattle; and Washington, D.C.
Geek Squad Academy will kick off in Atlanta in May and include a total of 30 camps. Since its inception in 2006, Geek Squad Academy has served more than 25,000 teens through its summer camp program. The full 2016 summer camp schedule will be announced in April.