The McAllen Public Library has been awarded a $5,000 grant for their efforts on getting more teens interested in literature.
This morning, Best Buy presented a check to the library’s director to support their 90 second book project.
This project will consist of using technology to engage teens in literacy-based activities.
Teens will have the opportunity to create short films and bring to life some of their favorite stories to showcase them throughout the community.
Antonio Torres – Best Buy General Manager said, “At the end of the day, it comes down to building a better future, and what better to start building for that future, than our teenagers. Our teenagers are going to be the leaders that we’re going to have tomorrow. They’re going to be our next workforce, and what better way to empower them, than by giving them access to the technology that’s going to enable them to better themselves.”
This year alone, the company has awarded $1.3 million in grants. Some of the other recipients were McAllen High School and the McAllen Museum.