National: Access to Technology for Teens

Community Grant Overview

Best Buy Foundation will donate up to $2 million in Community Grants to local and regional nonprofit partners offering programs that create hands-on access to technology education and tools that teens will need to be successful in their future schooling and careers. Programs should include hands-on learning opportunities and engage the youth in experimenting, and interacting with the latest technologies to build 21stcentury skills. The overall goal is to provide underserved teens with access to new technologies and help them become interested and fluent in digital learning while developing skills to help better prepare them for future education and career success.

Programs should help teens build tech skills by utilizing cutting-edge technology such as computers, digital cameras, video cameras and professional software in a wide range of areas including (but not limited to):

  • Audio production (including music mixing & recording)
  • Coding/3D printing
  • Computer maintenance and repair
  • Digital photography/graphic design
  • Filmmaking & videography
  • Maker Faires/hack-a-thons
  • Mobile & game app development
  • Programming
  • Robotics
  • Web site design
  • 3D Printing

Community Grants are designed to support local efforts and are reviewed for consideration by Best Buy teams across the United States. The average grant amount is $5000 and will not exceed $10,000.”

Excerpted from Best Buy’sĀ Community GrantsĀ page

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