Geek Squad Summer Academy to come to Baton Rouge August 2-3

Staff reports

Summer just got a little “cooler” for girls interested in the latest in technology.  Best Buy’s Geek Squad Summer Academy is being offered to girls, ages 10 to 14, in Baton Rouge on Thursday, August 2 –Friday, August 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Girl Scouts Louisiana East, who is hosting the two-day academy in partnership with McKinley Middle Magnet School, was selected as one of only 23 partners nationwide, through a competitive application process.

 “Geek Squad Summer Academy is open to all girls, not just Girl Scouts,” said Jill Pollard, Vice President of Program and Volunteerism at the local Girl Scout council.  “This is an opportunity for any girl interested in technology to learn new skills in a fun, interactive environment.”

According to Pollard, the team building activities include a PC build where girls will learn to tear down and re-build a computer, computer programming, digital photography, and digital music.  Girls will learn some of the most popular music creation techniques with music creation software, as well as picture-taking techniques through advance photography methods used by professional photographers.

There is a fee that includes supplies, sports backpack, T-shirt, 1 gig USB drive, lunch and snack both days.  Deadline to register is July 19, and space is limited. Registration is handled online at http://geeksquadacademy.com/summeracademy.  Once registered the guardian will be directed to complete a student permission form, with forms and fees to be mailed to: Girl Scouts Louisiana East, Attn: Jill Pollard, 841 S. Clearview Parkway, New Orleans, LA 70121.

For more information about the Geek Squad Summer Academy, visit http://geeksquadacademy.com/summeracademy.  Contact Jill Pollard at 800-644-7571 or jpollard@gsle.org with any other questions.