Why is Digital Promise involved?
A third of lower income households with children don’t have access to high-speed internet at home1. 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?
Millions of American students lack the access to technology and the skills they need to succeed in the digital world. Since 2012, Verizon has been working to help solve this problem holistically through a transformative program called Verizon Innovative Learning.
Verizon Innovative Learning provides free technology, free internet access, and hands-on learning experiences to help give underserved students the education they deserve. Powered by a next-gen, technology-infused curriculum that fundamentally changes the way teachers teach and students learn, Verizon Innovative Learning is giving kids the ability to do more. To achieve more. To learn more. To create more. And the results are nothing short of amazing. Students in VIL show improvements in math and reading, and they’re more engaged in school2.
Since 2012, we have committed a total of $400 million. We’ve helped more than a million students get free tech education. We’ll help 2 million more by 2021.
We don’t wait for the future. We build it.
Learn more at 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/
2. Westat March 15, 2017 Research – Verizon Innovative Learning Schools: Results of the Analysis of Student Administrative Data From Cohort 1 Schools (based on two years of data for 6th grade Cohort 1 schools that provided complete data)