Southside Boys & Girls Club Opens Best Buy Teen Tech Center
The board and staff of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota are proud to announce the opening of a brand-new, state-of-the-art Best Buy Teen Tech Center® at the Southside Boys & Girls Club. The center is located at 1205 6th Avenue South, St. Cloud. A grand opening event will be scheduled in the near future.
The Best Buy Teen Tech Center, a program of the Best Buy Foundation, is designed to support community teens with access to cutting-edge technology, mentorship and college and career readiness. The Southside Boys & Girls Club will be joining the growing network of Best Buy Teen Tech Centers across the country.
Featuring hands-on experiences that allow teenagers to explore interests like photography, augmented and virtual reality, 3D design and more, the center includes several activity stations. Teens in the community are welcome to create and learn at the Best Buy Teen Tech Center at no cost.
- Recording Studio
- 15+ computers equipped with top production applications
- DJ Station
- Robotics & Coding
- Digital Arts Stations
- 3D Printing Station
- Embroidery Station
- T-Shirt and Heat Press station
- Digital Cutting Machine
- Photography and Videography Station
- VR headsets
- Button-making Station
The Teen Tech Center occupies 1,361 square feet at the Southside Boys & Girls Club.
“Partnerships are at the core of everything we do to impact youth at the Boys & Girls Club,” said Mary Swingle, president and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota. “By partnering with the Best Buy Foundation for this incredible technology center, we are able to offer teens exciting new opportunities and experiences in technology that will help them build valuable skills and determine if a career in technology is in their future.”
To learn more about the Best Buy Teen Tech Center, including registration information, visit: https://www.bgcmn.org/clubs/best-buy-teen-technology-center/
About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota
Since 1974, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota has provided hope and opportunity to tens of thousands of young people. Our programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.
More than 25 nationally tested and proven programs are available in the areas of education, the environment, health, the arts, careers, drug and alcohol prevention, leadership development, and athletics. These programs address today’s most pressing youth issues teaching young people the skills they need to succeed in life.
Mission Statement: The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota is to do whatever it takes to empower all youth to reach their full potential. Learn more about the Boys & Girls Club here.
About Best Buy Teen Tech Centers
Best Buy Teen Tech Centers™, a program of the Best Buy Foundation™, provide safe, after-school spaces where teens can get hands-on experience with the latest technology. Adult mentors and volunteers provide the support for youth to create, innovate and explore. Teens can explore their passions with access to cutting-edge technology including tools for film production, augmented and virtual reality, digital media, 3-D design, audio engineering, and so much more. Teens also have access to career training programs, internships, job opportunities, and scholarships for post-secondary education.
We have set a goal of supporting 100 Teen Tech Center locations by 2025, expanding the program’s reach to communities nationwide. For more information about the Best Buy Teen Tech Center program, visit here.