LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- In a society where cell phones, iPods and video games have replaced yo-yos, Barbie's and swords, it's okay to be a geek. That's why Geek Squad is continuing its mission to teach kids to embrace technology through its annual Geek Squad Summer Academy.
Every year, the Geek Squad Summer Academy visits kids across the U.S. to help improve their technology skills. This weekend they'll be at the Little Rock Air Force base.
The program is a tech immersion camp for children of military families across the country that provides tech tools and experience to spark creativity and nurture innovation.
The Geek Squad Summer Academy partners local non-profit organizations to teach students about the latest technology in a fun, interactive environment.
There are several team building activities in classes such as Programming, Digital Photography and Digital Music. Instructors work with the military children to build friendships and self-confidence.
Since 2007, Geek Squad has impacted the lives of nearly 10-thousand by providing access to technology and offering alternatives for future career paths.
Uniformed Geek Squad Agents, the instructions, will team up with Little Rock-based Field Lieutenants to work with the kids.
This program is open to kids of Arkansas military families ages 9 though 18. This weekend's academy runs Saturday and Sundya from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
Registration has already closed for this weekend's program. Representatives with the event say bout 80 to 85 kids of military have signed up to participate.