Geek Squad Summer Academy coming to Honolulu

Geek Squad Summer Academy

National tech support task force Geek Squad continues its quest to demystify technology, this time empowering Honolulu area elementary, middle and high-school level girls and boys for the first time.

Geek Squad Summer Academy is a community-sponsored event from Best Buy, during which local Geek Squad Agents join forces with H5-Hawaii Helping the Hungry Have Hope to engage local youth in a multi-day experience to ignite their passion for technology and inspire them to pursue careers in technology.

In addition to the camp in Honolulu and other cities nationwide, Geek Squad Summer Academy this year will add five sessions on military bases around the country as part of its support to the White House’s Joining Forces initiative. For more information, visit

Geek Squad Summer Academy launched in 2007 in Chicago and focused on young women with the goal of encouraging them to consider jobs in the technology field. The program has since expanded into a nationwide, multi-day, in-depth tech immersion session for elementary, middle- and high-school level girls and boys.

Geek Squad Summer Academy is unique for bringing knowledge to youth in their communities, rather than the other way around. Tailored for students in Honolulu, this session will feature customized modules that dive deep into computers, smart phones, MP3 players and other devices so students literally get into the guts of the technology they use every day.

More than 80 boys and girls will take part in Honolulu’s tech immersion session.

The event takes place on July 19 and 20, 2011, 9am to 5:00 pm.

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