Las Vegas, Nev. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) toured the Best Buy Teen Tech Center at the Clark County Library on Flamingo Avenue today, where she spoke with Las Vegas-Clark County Library District representatives about the impact this innovative partnership has on youth in Las Vegas. This center is the first of its kind in Nevada. It provides state-of-the art technology and a safe learning environment for teens in underserved communities through afterschool programs and workshops.
“Nevada leads the nation in developing the technologies that will move us forward, and we must ensure that Nevada’s students are equipped with skills they need to succeed in a 21st century economy. Resources like the Best Buy Teen Tech Center are helping prepare our teenagers for exciting future careers. We must continue to support and foster the education and talents of our future leaders in science and technology and make sure that all students have the resources they need to thrive.”
Best Buy Teen Tech Centers seek to give middle school and high school students the resources and tools to succeed in their future careers. The centers aim to provide hands-on activities that explore students’ interests in programming, filmmaking, music production, design, and other areas at no cost. There are currently sixteen Teen Tech Centers across the country.