Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett will Tuesday join officials from the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for the grand opening of the Best Buy Teen Tech Center. The center aims to "help teens prepare for 21st Century careers through hands-on experience with tech."
The Indianapolis location joins 21 other Best Buy Teen Tech Centers in 15 states. Hogsett’s office says the program allows teens to gain experience with digital media, programming, music production, and design.
The Best Buy Teen Tech Center in Indianapolis will be located at the MLK Center in the Butler-Tarkington neighborhood, which received violence prevention grant funding from the city to support efforts to engage with local youth. Hogsett’s office says the center will serve as "a place where teens can develop critical skills, helping to bridge the digital divide by giving youth access to tech education opportunities."
Hogsett will be joined by Allison Luthe, executive director of the MLK Center, for the grand opening, which is scheduled for 4:15 p.m Tuesday. You can learn more about the Best Buy Teen Tech Center initiative by clicking here.