South LA Best Buy Teen Tech Center opens June 2

The South Los Angeles Best Buy Teen Tech Center is the third of 12 to open in Los Angeles, and is part of a bold effort announced last year by Best Buy, in partnership with the Annenberg Foundation and Greater LA Education Foundation. The centers are safe, after-school spaces for students to have access to the latest technology and develop critical skills through hands-on activities.

The new South LA Best Buy Teen Tech Center on S. Western Avenue features a mural by South LA artist, Mike Norice, commissioned by VSEDC. (photo credit: Adam Dominguez)

“The education, training and hands-on access at the Best Buy Teen Tech Centers prepares teens for tech-reliant careers of the future,” said Andrea Wood, Head of Social Impact at Best Buy. “This is a collective effort. We’re honored to collaborate with committed partners like the Annenberg Foundation and VSEDC to build brighter futures for young people in South LA through tech.”

The grand opening celebration for the South LA Teen Tech Center is slated for the afternoon of June 2, when community members, civic and education leaders, and partners will gather to formally launch the space.

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