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Best Buy Teen Tech Centers

Building brighter futures for teens through tech.

It’s our mission to improve tech equity among teens in disinvested communities. Through tech access, training and mentorship, we’re helping to empower young people.

Dream huge.

Every teen has dreams. We’re working to make sure they also have the opportunity to achieve them.
Teen

Travon, age 18

Washington, D.C.
He writes what he sees, then sings what he writes.
Teen

Twinky, age 18

Denver, Colorado
One day he picked up a camera, the next he was backstage capturing his dreams.
Teen

Weslyn, age 18

Minneapolis, Minnesota
She aspires to be a lawyer, but her real dream lies in social activism.
Teen

Karayjus, age 17

Indianapolis, Indiana
He wants to build a community auto garage, but with a few twists.
Teen

Olivia, age 18

Minneapolis, Minnesota
She speaks through her music, knowing her younger sisters are always listening.
Teen

Karen, age 17

San Antonio, Texas
She dreams of combining her love of art and animals with life on the farm.
Animation: Teen shooting photos

Read how teens collaborated with animators to bring their dreams to life.

About Teen Tech Centers.

Our vision.

Demography shouldn’t define destiny. We see a future in which every young person has the technology, training and mentorship needed to achieve their potential and pursue their dreams.

Teens engaging with technology at Teen Tech Center
Teen Tech Center

Making this vision a reality.

Best Buy, together with our partners, is building brighter futures for teens from disinvested communities. Through Best Buy Teen Tech Centers and other Best Buy Foundation tech education programs, we’re committed to improving tech equity by giving teens unparalleled access to:

  • Cutting-edge technology, resources and training to make, create and innovate
  • Mentors and peers who inspire new passions and possibilities
  • Technical training and college guidance support that clear paths and open doors

Your purchases at Best Buy help support this vision because a portion of its profits are donated to the Best Buy Foundation to support Best Buy Teen Tech Centers.

Teen Tech Center impact.

100 + Tech centers planned map

Stories.

The funds will create up to 12 new Best Buy Teen Tech Center® locations in the LA area by 2023. 

Teen Tech Centers utilize technology, training and mentorship to help teens discover what is possible.

Conceived in collaboration with the MIT Media Lab, Teen Tech Centers encourage youth to learn through play.

Teen Tech Center programs help teens gain real-world job experience in careers that are in high demand within their own communities.

Find out more of the stories behind the videos above.

Since 2007, Geek Squad Academy camps and classes have encouraged young minds to get excited about tech and envision themselves in science, technology, engineering and math careers.

We’re seeking out and engaging with diverse suppliers, media, and other emerging BIPOC businesses and entrepreneurs.

Best Buy commits more than $44 million to diversity, inclusion and community efforts.

A portion of every sale goes to Teen Tech Center programs to support tech access, training, and mentorship for teens.

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We’re helping more people get a seat at the table.

We’re celebrating the many rich and diverse Latinx communities who for too long have not found enough seats at the table of technology.

We’re working to create a more sustainable world.