March 9, 2016
Katlyn PetersonStaff Writer
More than 500 teens across the United States are learning the finer points of building websites with the help of Best Buy and Geek Squad volunteers during Teen Tech Week.
The classes are happening at 27 libraries in 22 states through Saturday, March 12. This year’s theme for Teen Tech Week is “Create it at your library.”
Geek Squad Academy’s “Web-Know How” is the foundation for the classes. Topics covered include:
- Making websites by manipulating code through hands-on and guided online activities.
- Exploring coding behind live websites using HTML.
- Learning and understanding what programming for the web means and how to do it.
More than 100 Best Buy Blue Shirts and Geek Squad Agents have been participating in the sessions.
“It’s an amazing way to get involved in the community and to showcase one of the many things that makes Best Buy great,” said Patricia Harris, a Best Buy community relations specialist. “These workshops are awesome for teens and provide an opportunity for our Agents and Blue Shirts to share their passion for technology.”
Teen Tech Week is an initiative by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). It encourages libraries to showcase digital resources and services available to help teens succeed in school and beyond. This is the third year in a row Best Buy has partnered with YALSA to help provide the activities.
Best Buy is the official national sponsor for Teen Tech Week 2016. The company is on a mission to provide teens access to tech programs that will equip them with 21st-century skills and help bridge the digital divide.
Visit the Geek Squad Academy website to learn more about the program. You can find out more about Best Buy’s community involvement by visiting the Community Relations page.