Why is Digital Promise involved?
A third of lower income households with children don’t have access to high-speed internet at home. This inequality only furthers the homework gap and can put low income students at a learning disadvantage. By giving students tablets and access, we help underserved students develop the tools and confidence they need to become tomorrow’s innovators. More specifically, we hope we can ignite these students’ interest in STEM careers and give them the opportunity to become lifelong learners, creators, and problem solvers.
Why is Verizon involved?
With the right tech education, kids have the ability to be more and do more in this world. The Verizon Innovative Learning program provides free technology, free access, and an innovative curriculum to help build brighter futures for millions of kids. We build our programs from the ground up, using Verizon’s next-gen technology to provide a tech-infused curriculum that is hands-on, immersive, and fundamentally changes the way teachers teach and students learn. We’ve impacted one million kids so far – and we are committed to investing up to $400 million in America’s middle schools by 2023.
For more information on the full impact of Verizon Innovative Learning, please visit VerizonInnovativeLearning.com.
1. Horrigan, John B., The numbers behind the broadband ‘homework gap’ (Pew Research Center: 2015), http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/04/20/the-numbers-behind-the-broadband-homework-gap/.