Geek Squad Academy is designed to give underserved youth ages 10-18 opportunities to develop tech skills that will inspire future education and career choices. This program allows students to envision a future where they are creators, not consumers, of the technology that powers the world.
When attending a Geek Squad Academy camp, students become "Junior Agents" and get hands-on experience with some of the newest and coolest technology, with instructors from Best Buy and Geek Squad. This two day camp experience will allow students to explore technology like:
- Stop Motion Animation
- 3D Design
- Digital Music
- Digital Citizenship
Our proposal system for Geek Squad Academy in 2020 has opened! Applications will be accepted through December 15, 2019. Notifications will be made to host sites by January 15, 2020.
Schools, non-profit and other community organizations are invited to apply to host Geek Squad Academy during school breaks, summer break, or as an in-school field trip.
Be able to recruit a minimum of 125 students and maximum of 200 students
Six to seven classroom spaces
Large area for student lunch
Large area for opening/closing ceremonies (can be the same as the lunch space)
Tables and chairs to accommodate 25 students per classroom
Ensure the facility is available for three consecutive days (one day for set up and two instruction days)
Recruit a minimum of five volunteers from the organization who will be responsible for managing student behavior and facilitating smooth class-to-class transitions
How to ApplySubmit an application online.
IMPORTANT: To complete the proposal process, please have all of your facilities information prior to starting. Once you begin the application process you must complete all questions. You will have to complete the entire application process in one session.
Here's the information you'll need:
Host facility address
Number of rooms available (you must have 6 traditional classrooms, a large gathering space and a cafeteria)
Room capacities (must accommodate a minimum of 22 students per classroom)
Number of volunteers available to assist with the camp (a minimum 5 required)
Projected number of students to attend (a minimum 125 students is required)
Three date options your facility may be available to host an event.
We look forward to hearing from you. For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.