Article courtesy of Best Buy
Best Buy is teaming up with other prominent Minnesota organizations to help fight the digital divide across the state.
We’re proud to be one of the leaders of the Partnership for a ConnectedMN, a public-private partnership announced by Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on June 30. Through avenues like grantmaking, the partnership will support initiatives that help K-12 students from disinvested communities across the state of Minnesota get access to the computing devices and internet access they need to facilitate distance learning and access critical support services.
“As someone who grew up in rural Minnesota in a family without many resources, I am aware of how important this effort is. Without it, far too many of our state’s students will be left behind as we face an uncertain school year, more reliant than ever on the tools and resources necessary to learn remotely,” Best Buy CEO Corie Barry said. “As a founding partner, we are pleased to work with the governor and other organizations to truly ‘connect Minnesota,’ and I call upon my fellow CEOs to engage however they and their businesses are able.”
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