The Best Buy Teen Tech Center @ Gold Crown is a free after-school program for youth age 10-18 in Lakewood, CO teaching technology through exploration, creativity and self-expression. It is a drop-in program focused on interested-based learning, so members can come by after school and stay as long as they’d like to work on creative projects, tinker with technology, learn something new or hang out with mentors and Make!
The BBTTC is part of an award-winning program model developed by the Boston Museum of Science and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Laboratory. Teen Tech Center members have the opportunity to explore creativity in an atmosphere free of standards and testing, where we can focus on process and problem solving rather than product. We have a highly qualified staff working side by side with members to experiment, learn and create. Youth also have the opportunity to collaborate and learn from youth around the world through The Clubhouse Network, a virtual intranet connecting the more than 100 Clubhouses around the world. Youth in Lakewood, Colorado can work daily with youth in more than 20 different countries.