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Best Buy Foundation


Program(s):   Education, Science and Technology Research Institutes, Services, Youth Development, Youth Programs

State(s):  National

Maximum Grant Amount:  $10,000

Deadline:  June 29, 2015

The Best Buy Foundation will begin accepting applications on June 1, from nonprofit organizations for programs that provide youth with access to new technologies and help them become interested and fluent in digital learning while developing skills that better prepare them for future education and career success. 

Programs should help teens build 21st century 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

To be eligible, applicants must be nonprofit organizations with existing out-of-school time programs with a proven track record of serving youth between the ages of 13 and 18 in underserved communities. In addition, programs must operate within fifty miles of a Best Buy store or other Best Buy center of operations; have a commitment to diversity and inclusion; be willing to integrate Geek Squad Academy curricula into existing programming (if appropriate).

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