At A Glance:
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Size: 1,725 sq. ft.
The Martin Luther King Community Center is a profoundly important community resource in the Butler-Tarkington neighborhood. Through a grant from Best Buy and local support, the MLK Center was able to make a considerable investment in access to technology for teens in Indianapolis. In order to help this project come to fruition, Schmidt Associates was hired to take the dream and translate it into a built reality. This Teen Tech Center gives teens a safe place to go to learn, grow, create, and prepare for their futures.
The Teen Tech Center provides training and internship opportunities, where teens can learn about robotics, 3D design, music production, and more. Nationwide, there are currently 22 Best Buy Teen Tech Centers – a number Best Buy hopes to triple by 2020. 95% of teens who attend these centers plan on pursuing education after high school, and 71% plan to pursue a field in STEM. As Indianapolis welcomes more and more jobs in the STEM fields, this center will make sure the future workforce is well-prepared for a brighter future.
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