Best Buy supports technology education with special promotion

Dan Berthiaume
Senior Editor, Technology
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Best Buy is donating 5% of profits from select items to its Teen Tech Centers program.

The consumer electronics chain is running its first “Give-Back Sale” in stores and online Oct. 24-27. Five percent of proceeds from sale products will go to Teen Tech Centers, a safe, after-school learning environment equipped with cutting-edge technology. Best Buy, together with a network of nonprofit and co-investment partners, has opened 31 Teen Tech Centers across the country, providing hands-on experience, mentorship, and access to technology for nearly 8,000 teens in underserved communities every year.

Members of the My Best Buy loyalty program can start participating in the Give Back Sale Thursday, Oct. 24, while all Best Buy customers can participate beginning on Friday, Oct. 25. Funds raised from this sale will support existing Teen Tech Centers and will also build on Best Buy’s goal of having 60 centers open by the end of 2020 across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. A full list of sale items can be found on the Best Buy e-commerce site.

“We’re so excited that customers will have a hand in supporting the future of teens across the country through this sale,” said Andrea Wood, senior director of social impact at Best Buy. “Our Teen Tech Centers are unleashing the limitless possibilities of technology to ensure that all young people have the opportunity to pursue their dreams. We couldn’t do it without the support of our partners, customers and local communities.”

In addition to the Give-Back Sale and Teen Tech Centers, Best Buy is supporting youth programs such as Geek Squad Academy, a tech-focused day camp taught by Best Buy employees, and Career Pathways, a year-long technical training program combining intensive technical and workplace readiness training with paid internships in high-demand fields such as cybersecurity and digital media.