Tech company AT&T is kick starting the 2015-2016 school year with $20 million in contributions to education organizations through its AT&T Aspire program.
Students and teachers in California, and more than 25 other states, will benefit. This back to school investment is just one of the ways that AT&T is using the power of its network to build a better tomorrow, says the company.
“As students head back to school, we want to make sure we’re doing our part to help them succeed,” said Nicole Anderson, executive director of Philanthropy, AT&T Services, Inc. “We’re collaborating with organizations that help students of all ages access mobile learning, mentors and the skills they need to hit the ground running beginning this fall and well into their futures.”
Nationwide, AT&T is supporting organizations that are helping students by:
Mobilizing Learning: Enables students to learn wherever they are – at school, at home or anywhere in between. AT&T is supporting organizations that use mobile technology to provide new educational content and academic support. These organizations include Curriki, where teachers can create and share content, and the Get Schooled “Text to Help” program that helps answer students’ questions about applying to and paying for college.
Powering Career Skills: AT&T is also funding organizations that help students find future careers and get hands-on work experience. Some of these organizations include Roadtrip Nation, Jobs for America’s Graduates and Urban Alliance. Programs like Code.org and Black Girls CODE help students develop computer science and coding skills.
Making Connections: AT&T is also connecting mentors with students through secure online platforms working with organizations like We Teach Science and iCouldBe. In addition, organizations like Communities In Schools and Junior Achievement will provide face to face mentoring opportunities.
Through AT&T Aspire, AT&T says it drives innovation in education to promote student success in school and beyond.
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