The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub has been awarded a $6,380 from the Best Buy Foundation. The Foundation is the non-profit arm of technology retail giant Best Buy.
“The Best Buy Foundation is based in Richfield, Minnesota, and its primary goal is to provide underserved teens with technology programs to help develop 21st-century skills and bridge the digital divide,” noted the press release.
The initiative is a partnership of the company’s Community Grants Program and the 4229 McCain Boulevard Best Buy store in North Little Rock.
“We are very grateful to the Best Buy Foundation for its support of our efforts to extend more access to technology education to youth in Arkansas,” explained Warwick Sabin, executive director of the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub. “The Innovation Hub has many cutting-edge technology programs for young people, including field trips, after-school workshops, summer camps, coding classes, and robotics competitions, and this grant from the Best Buy Foundation will help ensure that we always have the best resources available for our students.”
The Innovation Hub plans to use the grant to help students establish technology skills that will help them prepare for careers and college.