Boys & Girls Club members

Boys & Girls Club members spent spring break with the Geek Squad

It may have been spring break, but that didn’t stop more than 100 members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Redlands-Riverside from learning all about technology.

During the last week of March, Best Buy employees from stores around Southern California and corporate headquarters came to Redlands for the two-day Geek Squad Academy. The day camp gave children the opportunity to “explore technology through immersive training in coding, digital music and film production, photography, 3D design, and more,” Best Buy said in a statement.

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Kids use coding to move BB8 through a maze at Best Buy’s Geek Squad Academy at Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Redlands-Riverside’s Hansberger Clubhouse.

Boys & Girls Club members used coding to operate BB8 robots and Legos to make stop-motion films, and also mixed digital music. 

“We’re grateful to Best Buy for investing in STEM education for youth, especially those who might not have access to experiences like Geek Squad Academy,” Boys & Girls Club of Greater Redlands-Riverside Senior Vice President Mark Davis said. “We’re thankful that so many Best Buy employees took time from their stores to spend time with our kids.” —Catherine

Posted: April 3, 2019

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