Best Buy Social Impact.

Building brighter futures for teens through tech.

We believe every young person deserves the opportunity to pursue their dreams. But teens from disinvested communities often don’t have access to the tech tools, training, mentorship and career opportunities they need to succeed.

With your help, we’re changing that.

In partnership with nonprofits and other community organizations around the country, Best Buy has developed programs that help teens in disinvested communities explore technology and discover what’s possible. These programs provide teens with hands-on, high-tech experiences, introducing them to inspiring mentors, and connecting them with real-world career opportunities — all in a safe and supportive environment. The Best Buy Charity Classic is our signature fundraiser, and your support makes a real, positive and lasting impact on teens participating in these programs.

Best Buy Teen Tech Center®

Best Buy Teen Tech Center® locations provide tech access, training and mentorship to young people in disinvested communities.

Teen Tech Centers are collaborative learning environments that set teens on a path to pursue their dreams.

There are currently 47 Teen Tech Center locations open, with plans to expand the network to at least 100 sites by 2025.

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Career Pathways Program

Combining technical and workplace training with paid internships and career awareness opportunities, the Career Pathways program ensures teens are ready for future in-demand careers. The program currently serves more than 250 teens across the country, with plans to expand the program to the entire Best Buy Teen Tech Center® network in the coming years.

Best Buy Scholars

The Best Buy Scholars program supports students across the country by reducing financial barriers and providing resources to support their continued engagement in undergraduate studies. With dedicated partners including UNCF and the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, we’re building a diverse talent pipeline for the future.

Geek Squad Academy

Geek Squad Academy camps, which began in 2007, are two-day, tech-intensive programs held across the country and online. They are designed to light a spark in younger teens, with the hope of igniting their passions and interests in technology-related education and careers.

National and Community Partner Network

Through grants from the Best Buy Foundation, a network of national and community nonprofit partners are able to expand upon their work developing and delivering innovative tech education and career exploration programs for young people across the country.

Together, we’re creating tech access for teens.

With support from our partners, Teen Tech Centers and the other social impact programs of the Best Buy Foundation are unleashing the limitless possibilities available to young people through tech access, training and mentorship.

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