Teen Tech Squad

The Hennepin County Library Teen Tech Squad delivers STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) learning activities for youth at participating libraries.

About Teen Tech Squad

Hennepin County Library hires teens ages 16-18 and equips them with tools to research, design and implement STEAM-based activities for youth in a fun and supportive environment. Teen Tech Squad employees develop communication, collaboration, project management and problem-solving skills as part of their employment experience.

The mission of the Teen Tech Squad is to cultivate 21st-century learning and innovation skills in youth through STEAM-based activities. When youth develop scientific, artistic and mathematical thinking skills, they also develop their critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

How to apply

Teen Tech Squad members are sophomores, juniors and seniors in high school between the ages of 16 and 19 who work in teams of 3-4 to propose, research, plan and lead activities for youth.

Members work year-round (summer and school year). Positions involve a commitment of 6-8 hours per week after school and 4 hours on the second Saturday of each month. Schedules vary depending on location.

Training consists of hands-on learning, group reflection, and guidance from a skilled adult mentor.

Hennepin County Library hires Teen Tech Squad members during the winter and spring for these locations:

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Events

The Teen Tech Squad leads workshops for youth to facilitate early exposure to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) concepts.

Teen Tech Workshops

Get creative and make music, videos, animation and other projects using both high- and low-tech tools, everything from iPads and 3D printers to synthesizers and sewing machines. Led by the library's Teen Tech Squad.

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