Best Buy Teen Tech Center RFP
"Best Buy is focused on helping teens build skills that are critical to their futures as well as society as a whole and providing them the access they need to maximize the value of their time outside of the classroom. We are launching a new program aimed at building state-of-the-art "Best Buy Teen Tech Centers" in communities throughout the U.S. The "Tech Centers" will provide a creative and safe learning environment where teens can explore their own ideas, develop skills and build confidence through the creative use of technology. Our goal is to help teens excel in school, engage with their peers and within their communities, and develop 21st century skills.
In order to launch our new program, Best Buy is partnering with the internationally acclaimed Intel Computer Clubhouse Network, a project of Boston's Museum of Science in collaboration with the MIT Media Laboratory....
Best Buy would like to bring technology centers to Minneapolis, Miami and Chicago in 2012. In order to do so, we need to identify local non-profits (501 (c)(3)) or municipal organization to be our partner in housing and supporting the centers, which could include a community-based organization, public school, library, community center, or public sector entity that has an existing afterschool program and a commitment to youth in under-served communities to establish and support the technology center."
See the website for full grant information and requirements. Deadline to apply: April 20, 2012.