Approximately 4,000 students in 11 cities across the country will be the first to receive a free mobile device and free high-speed wireless internet connectivity through Sprint and the Sprint Foundation’s 1Million Project pilot program.
Upon successful completion of the pilot program, which begins in January 2017, schools will also be invited to join the multiyear initiative through its entirety when it rolls out nationwide rollout for the 2017-2018 school year.
America’s students are facing a ‘Homework Gap’. The internet has created amazing opportunities for education. Sadly, it’s also created a gap between families that can afford home internet access and 5 million families with school-aged children that can’t. For those living paycheck to paycheck, food, shelter and utilities understandably take a higher priority over internet access.
Internet connectivity isn’t a luxury – it’s an absolute necessity for students. Nearly half of 14- to 18-year-olds report using a library computer primarily for homework. Students lacking home internet access are cut off from a future of possibilities.
That’s why Sprint and the Sprint Foundation will change the lives of 1 million high school students by giving them opportunities to reach their full potential.
The following organizations around the country will participate in the 1Million Project pilot program:
Kansas City Public Schools, Kansas City, MO
Paterson Public Schools, Paterson, NJ
Pomona Unified School District, Pomona, CA
Providence Public Schools, Providence, RI
San Diego Unified School District, San Diego, CA
Brockton High School, Brockton, MA
Dr. Emmett J. Conrad Global Collegiate Academy, Dallas, TX
Lake Worth Community High School, Lake Worth, FL
West Charlotte High School, Charlotte, NC
Youth Connection Charter School, Chicago, IL
Village of Park Forest – Teen Services Department, Park Forest, IL
How to Help
You are are interested in helping Sprint’s 1Million Project, Visit www.sprint.com/1millionproject for more information, and follow and support the program on social media by using the hashtag #1MillionProject.