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Building brighter futures.

Best Buy Teen Tech Centers provide tech access, training and mentorship to young people in disinvested communities. The Best Buy Foundation is on track to support 100 locations by 2025.
*An initiative of the Best Buy Foundation.
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About Best Buy Teen Tech Center® programs and the Best Buy Foundation.

The vision.

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

The Best Buy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization founded by Best Buy in 1994 to support opportunities to build brighter futures for teens from disinvested communities.

Teen engaging with technology at Teen Tech Center
Teen Tech Center

Making this vision a reality.

Together with vendors, customers, employees and community partners, the Best Buy Foundation is committed to improving tech equity for teens.

Through Best Buy Teen Tech Centers, teens have 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 clears paths and opens doors

Increasing impact.

52 Best Buy Teen Tech Center® locations are currently open, with plans to expand by 100 by 2025. See the locations

100 + Tech centers planned map

Aspiring teens deserve inspiring mentors.

Mentorship is at the heart of every Best Buy Teen Tech Center® location, providing teens from disinvested communities with the guidance, training and tech access they need to succeed.

Anouk and Ruben

Words are near and dear to Anouk’s heart. As a poet and spoken word artist, she uses them as a tool for social change. In the words of her mentor, Ruben, her poetry has “carried communities.” One of those communities is the Best Buy Teen Tech Center powered by Google.org at Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (MACLA) in San Jose, California. Every day, Anouk inspires her peers to be the best versions of themselves. It’s the same advice Ruben gave her when they first met.

Tèa and Megan

Few people see the world like Tèa. She pulls from her personal experiences to create photography that’s authentic and compassionate. A lover of people, Tèa came to the Best Buy Teen Tech Center at the Clark County Library in Las Vegas, Nevada, searching for community and family. She found that and much more in her mentor, Megan. The two developed a unique bond that’s helped them both grow as people.

Gabe and Doug

Inspired by his mother’s vintage vinyl, Gabe knew he wanted to produce music. At the Best Buy Teen Tech Center powered by Klipsch at the Martin Luther King Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, while looking for ways to develop his sound, he found a mentor who believed in him. Sharing a similar background and love of music, Doug guides Gabe to create sounds that speak to his community.

Dream huge.

Every teen has dreams. Through Best Buy Teen Tech Centers, the Best Buy Foundation is working to make sure they also have opportunities to achieve them.
Travon, age 18

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

Weslyn, age 18

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

Olivia, age 18

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

Twinky, age 18

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

Karayjus, age 17

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

Karen, age 17

San Antonio, Texas
She dreams of combining her love of art and animals with life on the farm.

Teen Tech Center stories.

Every teen has dreams. Through Best Buy Teen Tech Centers, the Best Buy Foundation is working to make sure they also have opportunities to achieve them.

Teen Tech Center youth that participate in Career Pathways programs share how paid, on-the-job experiences help them put their training into action. 

Watch Damien Harmon share how sponsoring a Best Buy Teen Tech Center in his hometown of Gary, Indiana, allows him to give back to the community that shaped him. 

Best Buy employees are encouraged to volunteer at Teen Tech Centers. Some are so inspired that they’ve pursued full-time roles as leaders and mentors at the sites. 

23 Best Buy Teen Tech Center members from across the country will see their original artwork on display in a new line of environmentally friendly phone grips.

A partnership between Best Buy Teen Tech Centers and PopSockets was awarded the silver Halo Award by Engage for Good. 

Shop teen-designed grips. A portion of every sale goes to the Best Buy Foundation in support of Teen Tech Center programs and tech access, training and mentorship for teens.

We spoke with these mentors about their relationships with the teens and the impact of the connections they’re making.

Twins players and staff invited local Best Buy Teen Tech Center members to experience how technology is used on and off the field.

Watch football player Michael Johnson share how a Teen Tech Center in his hometown of Selma, Alabama, is providing the town’s teens with an opportunity to explore tech.

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