Minneapolis, MN—From now through September, more than 2,500 teens across the country will learn essential 21st century tech skills, thanks to Best Buy’s Geek Squad Academy summer camps. The academy will focus on robotics, 3D printing, and audio and video production.
In its eighth year, Geek Squad Academy will reach students ages 10–18 in 26 cities nationwide, providing interactive classes and activities to equip them for future careers.
“At Best Buy, we are uniquely equipped to impact our nation’s efforts to improve the technical skills of our youth,” said Susan Bass Roberts, Best Buy’s senior director of Community Relations. “Geek Squad Academy is one way we are able to reach into the local communities where our customers live and work, and demonstrate the promise of technology in a very real and human way.”
Since its inception in 2007, Geek Squad Academy has taught more than 17,000 students in some 80-plus cities. The program is conducted in partnership with local nonprofit organizations, such as the Boys and Girls Club. Geek Squad agents serve as counselors and their time to develop curriculum, train and teach is donated by Best Buy. academy.geeksquad.com