Waymo Inspires at South LA Best Buy Teen Tech Center

Under the vibrant Sun in the heart of South LA, the future pulled up, parked, and invited everyone in. Arriving at South LA Best Buy Teen Tech Center with a whisper and a hum, the Waymo self-driving car widened the eyes of excited and curious faces of local students and community members. The community buzzed, […]

YIA Pitch Competition Unfolds at Spotify’s Creative Campus: Shaping the Future of Innovation

Bright minds and hopeful hearts filled Spotify’s Downtown Los Angeles campus this month as young entrepreneurs took center stage at the inaugural Young Innovators Accelerator (YIA) Pitch Competition. Sponsored by the Calley Foundation, AnnenbergTech, the Greater LA Education Foundation, and Best Buy, this competition marked a watershed moment in tech innovation for the youth of […]

HBCU Bound: South LA Teen Tech Center Students Awarded UNCF Scholarships 

Reward comes to those who work hard and dream big. This statement holds true for two students at South LA Best Buy Teen Tech Center, Jimmy Wilson and Kinaya Smith. The students were recently awarded scholarships from the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) in partnership with Best Buy. This prestigious award, open to just a […]

Celebrating Youth Innovation at the 2023 Youth Entrepreneurial Challenge Finals

VSEDC is brimming with pride as we celebrate the achievements of our brilliant students at the recently concluded 2023 Union Bank Youth Entrepreneurial Challenge (YEC) in partnership with NFTE. The air was thick with anticipation at The Beehive, Los Angeles, on April 29, 2023, as the finalists vied for the top spot. The day was […]

Registration for the 2023 Young Innovators Accelerator (YIA) is Open!

Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation (VSEDC) is delighted to introduce the 2023 Young Innovators Accelerator (YIA). This program unites 50 high school students from three Best Buy Teen Tech Centers across Los Angeles, including the South LA Teen Tech Center, in an engaging tech innovation challenge. YIA allows students to delve into their interests and […]

Photo Gallery: VSEDC’s South LA Best Buy Teen Tech Center Grand Opening

Last week, VSEDC, in partnership with Annenberg Foundation and Best Buy, opened our South LA Best Buy Teen Tech Center. The event was a success – our community stepped out in force to celebrate with live music, guest speakers, great food, and tours of the Teen Tech Center led by student ambassadors.


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