Geek Squad Summer Academy to Educate and Inspire Technology Leaders of the Future

July 21, 2010

The Geek Squad Summer Academy, in conjunction with Best Buy, is conducting a fun, educational and interactive three-day workshop to teach LA's BEST After School Enrichment Program students at Esperanza Elementary vital technology skills. As the world and jobs become more computer-oriented every day, Geek Squad Agents and Best Buy employee volunteers find it imperative to demystify technology for students from underprivileged communities so that they are able to be competitive citizens in our growing global economy. Students from Esperanza Elementary will learn how to build computers, hardware and software troubleshooting techniques, how to communicate using the Internet and how to capture and edit their own video footage to produce their own short movies.

WHO:

100 LA’s BEST students from Esperanza Elementary (ages 8-12)

Geek Squad Summer Academy Agents

Best Buy employee volunteers

WHEN:

July 22, 2010

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

VISUAL: LA's BEST students learning to build personal computers with employees in Geek Squad gear

WHERE:

Esperanza Elementary School

680 Little Street

Los Angeles, CA 90017

Park in the school’s parking lot located off Union Ave. between Wilshire Blvd. and 7th Street.

About LA's BEST

LA's BEST - Better Educated Students for Tomorrow - is a nationally recognized after school education, enrichment and recreation program serving 28,000 children with the greatest needs and fewest resources throughout the City of Los Angeles. LA's BEST After School Enrichment Program provides a safe haven for children ages 5 to 12 at 180 elementary school sites each day during the critical hours after school - at no cost to parents. Established in 1988, LA's BEST is a partnership including the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Unified School District and the private sector. For more information, please visit www.lasbest.org.

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