#1MillionProject find high schools with low-income students who need FREE devices & service. The #1MillionProject is an initiative started by Sprint to provide free wireless devices and service to 1 Million disadvantaged high school students.
The 1Million Project is the largest corporate initiative in U.S. history to bridge the digital divide and help close the “Homework Gap” for students lacking home internet access.
We are are looking for high schools to participate in #1MillionProject! If you know of a high school that could benefit from this program, please contact us! If you are an official representative of a high school, please go to our #1MillionProject website to apply for the program.
Why Did Sprint Start the #1MillionProject?
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.1 For those living paycheck to paycheck, food, shelter and utilities understandably take a higher priority over internet access.
But since 70 percent of teachers are now assigning internet-based homework,2 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.3 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.
Go to our news release to read about 1 Million Project.