by Contributed content August 1, 2022
On Thursday, July 21, 2022, The Best Buy Foundation, in partnership with Meta, hosted a grand opening event to celebrate a new Teen Tech Center at the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula, which will provide safe after-school spaces where teenagers can gain hands-on experience with the latest technologies.
This partnership is funded by Meta’s Immersive Learning Initiative, a $150 million investment to help develop the next generation of creators, fund high-quality immersive experiences that transform the way we learn, and increase the access to learning through technology. During the grand opening, 90 students from the center were on hand to present their latest projects, creations and learnings.
At the center, Meta hardware and software will introduce students to an AR/VR career path by providing access to Quest 2 headsets. This augmented reality and virtual reality technology and hardware will help teens develop essential skills through hands-on activities and explore career paths in these spaces.
Five additional Meta-powered Teen Tech Centers will open through 2023 in partnership with the Meta Immersive Learning Initiative.