The recipient schools will use these grants to motivate and engage their students with the latest in computer and digital technology. The tech upgrades will support initiatives such as makerspaces, virtual reality field trips, tech for children at-risk, and even a digital media program.

“Every year, we are overwhelmed with the number of quality applications we receive from teachers and principals across the country,” said Karen Arsenault, Best Buy Canada’s Community Investment Manager. “We know how technology transforms the learning experience and we’re thrilled to be able to provide innovative resources to more schools across Canada to help students prepare for their future.”

The 13 schools receiving a Best Buy School Tech Grant are: General Tech Grants are designed to help improve or integrate technology in classrooms to advance student learning. This could include new technologies including libraries, special needs classrooms, literacy programs and more.

STEM Tech Grants are for schools looking to enhance technology in programs pertaining to science, technology, engineering, and math, which includes robotics clubs, math programs, computer coding and digital media courses. All 13 schools will receive their funding in the coming weeks, and celebrations will occur at the schools with the support of local Best Buy teams. Best Buy Canada focuses its community investment on supporting youth to connect with technology to inspire, motivate and empower their education.

Through this mission, Best Buy has provided more than 190 Canadian schools with grants to purchase new technology, in addition to offering post-secondary scholarships and supporting youth with hands-on tech learning opportunities through Geek Squad Academy. In the fall, Best Buy School Tech Grants will offer secondary schools the opportunity to apply for funding for new technology. Read more from…

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