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Best Buy Teen Tech Centers

The future is bright.

We believe every young person deserves the opportunity to pursue their dreams, which is why we are committed to improving tech equity in our communities.
Teen

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 in sound stage at Teen Tech Center

Making this vision a reality.

Best Buy, together with our partners, is building brighter futures for teens from disinvested communities. Through our Teen Tech Centers and 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

Teen Tech Center impact.

  • 100+ Best Buy Teen Tech Center locations planned for the U.S., Canada and Mexico. See our locations
  • 30,000 teens reached annually by the end of 2025. See our commitment
  • Creating talent pipelines in our communities. Learn how
100 + Tech centers planned map

Stories.

Bridging the gap in STEM.

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

A unique learning model.

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

Career pathways: Creating local talent pipelines in our communities.

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

Geek Squad Academy.

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.

Working toward a more inclusive future for all.

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

Real world experience.

Four teens paired up with designers to create PopGrips celebrating Black creativity.

PopGrips designed by Teen Tech Center participants.

Designs from Weslyn, DJ, Dredrick and Jalen. A portion of sales support Best Buy Teen Tech Centers.

More resources

More inclusion. More diversity.

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

More Black history. More Black future.

We’re celebrating the Black futurists who use tech to change hearts, minds and the future.

Let’s do a world of good.

We’re working to create a more sustainable world.