Teen Tech Center

Alternatives in Action celebrates its 20th Anniversary with the grand opening of a Teen Tech Center sponsored by Best Buy. The Best Buy Teen Tech Center increases access to technology, media, and the arts for Bay Area youth, and supports youth in leveraging technology to develop projects that represent their educational and career interests. The Best Buy Teen Tech Center is a safe, interactive space for teens to explore the latest technology and multimedia tools with support from peers and adult mentors.

Thanks to a partnership between Alternatives in Action and Oakland Unified School District, The Best Buy Teen Tech Center will be located at Alternatives in Action’s McClymonds Youth & Family Center at McClymonds High School. The Best Buy Teen Tech Center supports Alternatives in Action’s multimedia programs, where Oakland youth have a safe space for exploring career opportunities in technology and multimedia. The center will support digital arts classes and projects of McClymonds High School as well as the West Oakland Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) Career Pathway Initiative.

Interesting Facts about the Teen Tech Center:

  • Operates year-round and offers free after-school programs where teens can work with the latest technology
  • Builds academic, professional, and 21st century skills for Bay Area youth
  • Provides hands-on educational and career opportunities in technology and multimedia

To contribute to this project and help ensure that youth have a safe space to explore the latest tools and resources in technology, visit our Donate page to make a contribution. Thank you for your support!

Drop by the Teen Tech Center

The Teen Tech Center is open to all Bay Area youth – young people interested in dropping by the center are welcomed to come in during after-school hours, and explore the different tools and resources the space has to offer.

The Teen Tech Center is located at the McClymonds Youth & Family Center at McClymonds High School in West Oakland:

2607 Myrtle Street, Oakland, CA 94607.

For youth interested in learning more about the center, call 510.874.3787 or email Kharyshi Wiginton at kwiginton@alternativesinaction.org.

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