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New Teen Tech Centers Open in Houston and St. Louis

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The Clubhouse Network welcomes two more Boys & Girls Clubs

We recently welcomed two new partners to The Clubhouse Network.  On February 25, the Best Buy Teen Tech Center at the Morefield Boys and Girls Club in Houston held its grand opening. The Best Buy Teen Tech Center @ the Herbert Hoover Club opened on February 27. As members of The Clubhouse Network, these centers join our international community of more than 100 Clubhouses located in 18 countries, providing youth with life-changing opportunities for 25 years.

“It’s an honor to welcome Houston’s Morefield Boys & Girls Club and the Herbert Hoover Boys & Girls Club in St. Louis to The Clubhouse Network,” said Gail Breslow, Executive Director. “We’re thrilled to be working with such strong local community organizations in partnership with Best Buy to establish warm and welcoming learning spaces for teens to express themselves creatively.”

See Photos from the grand opening in Houston

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See photos from the grand opening in St. Louis

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Like other Clubhouses and Teen Tech Centers, these new spaces offer teens access to technology for programming, film making, music production, graphic design, and more, with the support of adult staff and mentors who serve as role models.

The Clubhouse Network and Best Buy are grateful for the partnership and support of local sponsors including the Rebuild Texas Fund in Houston, and Premium Retail Services, Gateway PGA REACH and Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis.

Across the country, many communities lack support and access to the tools and experiences that can unlock a better future and prepare teens for the challenges ahead. Since 2012, Best Buy has partnered with The Clubhouse Network to bring Best Buy Teen Tech Centers to 21 different U.S. cities, with a plan to launch 16 more in 2019. As members of The Clubhouse Network, Teen Tech Centers embrace The Network’s mission and learning model.

Both of these new centers are open Monday through Friday after school. Visit the websites of The Morefield Boys and Girls Club in Houston and the Herbert Hoover Boys & Girls Club in St. Louis for specific hours and offerings.

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Watch local news coverage of the St. Louis grand opening from KSDK