YMCA of Greater Louisville’s mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We continually strive to strengthen the foundations of our community by focusing on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. At the Republic Bank Foundation YMCA, the Best Buy Teen Tech Center is a place where teens can develop critical skills through hands-on activities that explore their interests in programming, film-making, music production and design. We work to bridge the digital divide by giving youth access to tech education opportunities, relationships that help to build confidence, expand their creativity, and a build foundation for school and career success.
As its name implies, the Teen Tech Center hosts a wide range of the newest technology and provides a safe, educational space for youth to develop both their technical and creative skills. Some of the technology available includes a computer lab, podcast recording equipment, music recording studio, DJ equipment, digital art software, and virtual reality video gaming. Youth are welcome to visit to experiment on their own or they can participate in structured classes taught by professionals to further develop their skills. We view youth as vital to the future of our organization and community. We are excited to see what these teens will develop and learn when given the tools, space and freedom to create and express themselves in healthy ways.