Best Buy to Expand Afterschool Tech Program

Philanthropy News Digest | October 27, 2017

Best Buy has announced that it is expanding its commitment to help underprivileged teens with an investment of $30 million over the next three years.With the goal of preparing youth for tech-reliant jobs, the Minneapolis-based chain plans to increase the number of its Teen Tech Center (TTC) locations from eleven to more than sixty. Hosted by nonprofit organizations with financial support from Best Buy, the centers will provide nearly twenty thousand teens annually with opportunities to explore technologies such as robotics and 3-D printing through year-round afterschool programming.

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