September 2, 2008
Heading back from the convention, I noticed a lot of people toting blue swag bags. Naturally, I had to check it out. It turned out they were coming from the Minnesota History Center, where Best Buy was throwing a party to introduce @15, a new program aimed at encouraging community involvement by teens aged 13-17.
The program is inviting teens to share their thoughts on the issues that matter most to them. Then Best Buy will direct its philanthropic dollars to programs of teen interest that will help the kids make an impact on their communities. It will be interesting to see what comes of this.
As for me, I was grateful for the chance to scarf down a few jumbo shrimp and teriyaki chicken skewers. Thus fortified, I was able to make the long climb back up Summit Hill.