Best Buy has recently partnered with the Pittsburgh-based non-profit PHASE 4 Learning Center to transform the current PHASE 4 Clubhouse into a Best Buy Teen Tech Center.
The only Best Buy Teen Tech Center in Pennsylvania will be located in Pittsburgh’s developing East Liberty/Shadyside area on Centre Avenue. Housing state-of-the-art technology, Best Buy Teen Tech Centers are free after-school programs where teens can play, discover and learn about a variety of topics including graphic design, digital photography, audio and video production, game and app development, film-making and much more. Teens can also attend workshops led by Geek Squad Agents and other experts in technology, giving teens the opportunity to express themselves in an online global environment.
PHASE 4 is a member of The Clubhouse Network: Where Technology Meets Imagination. The Clubhouse Network is an international community of 100 Clubhouses located in 18 countries, providing youth with life-changing opportunities for 25 years. Each Clubhouse provides a creative, safe, and free out-of-school learning environment where young people from underserved communities work with adult mentors to explore their own ideas, develop new skills, and build confidence in themselves through the use of technology. Learn more about The Clubhouse Network.
Currently, PHASE 4 operates the first and only licensed affiliate of the Clubhouse Network in Pennsylvania. This new partnership with Best Buy and The Clubhouse Network results in endless technology and career explorations programs unlike no other in Pennsylvania.
This new partnership with Best Buy and The Clubhouse Network results in technology and career exploration programs unlike any other programs in Pennsylvania. In a world where technology and media continues to be increasingly ingrained in everyday life interactions and career choices, it’s critical to prepare students for future career success. The ultimate result: our youth, communities, and region will continue to strengthen Pittsburgh’s leading and cutting edge in technology and the workforce.