Best Buy is extending its services to help underprivileged teenagers acquire an education in technology fields by expanding on its already existing Teen Tech Centers.
The centers help teens pursue careers in STEM fields by offering access to computers, technology and teachers, who provide comprehensive and flexible lesson plans that cater to student's individual needs. Some of the activities explored include digital training in areas such as film making, coding, music production, and design. Currently, 11 centers exist in the United States, but Best Buy has plans to expand that number to over 60 in the next three years.
The centers hope to build a community, while encouraging the youth to pursue technology-based educations through offering both support, resources and training.