Verizon has a long history of supporting quality educational resources and programs.

We're using technology to prepare students for success in the 21st century. Our comprehensive strategy leverages mobile technology, award-winning free digital content, and teacher training for schools and organizations; all focused on increasing student interest and achievement in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

Below you'll find just a few examples of how we're working to reach our goals. Please also visit the Verizon Foundation to learn more.



Verizon is proud to partner with Girls Who CodeGirls Who Code

40 South Florida high school students recently celebrated their graduation from the Girls Who Code computer science summer immersion program. They successfully completed the seven-week program which focused on closing the technology gender gap by inspiring girls to pursue education and careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. The Miami-based program was funded by the Verizon Foundation in partnership with Girls Who Code. Verizon Foundation president Rose Stuckey Kirk, was the keynote speaker at the graduation event and surprised all 40 of the graduates with laptop computers provided by Samsung. Congratulations to all of the graduates!



Verizon proudly supports the Pinellas Education FoundationPinellas Education Foundation

The Verizon Foundation presented a $15,000 grant to the Pinellas Education Foundation. The funding will also support Enterprise Village, where students establish an understanding of the free-enterprise system. Over 13,000 students each year participate in this 6 week classroom curriculum and day at Enterprise Village.

Pictured (L to R): Verizon's Terrance Herring and Sam Satin; State Senator Jeff Brandes; and Cathy Collins - Chair of the Pinellas County Education Foundation Board of Directors.



Powerful Answers Awards - EducationPowerful Answers Awards

On Jan. 8, 2014, Verizon announced the five Powerful Answers Award winners in the education category.

They winning teams delivered a wide range of solutions, from apps to help children with autism and those who teach them, to apps that teach financial literacy to students, to apps that help children with developmental delays. The other winners are a solution that lets kids build their own apps and an online educational platform focused on women’s advancement as leaders.
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The Verizon Foundation presented a $10,000 grant award to Youth and Family Alternatives Youth and Family Alternatives

Verizon Foundation presented a $10,000 grant award to Youth and Family Alternatives. Youth and Family Alternatives works in a collaborative partnership with families and communities to establish, maintain, and enhance a nurturing and safe environment for children.

Funding will support the Life Skills education program intended to build life skills, increase knowledge, educate youth about alternatives to running away and encourage youth to access help from trusted community members. The program includes Communication and Listening; Peers and Families; Roles and Responsibilities; Anger Management; Stress Reduction and more.

Summer Reading Program Helping Miami Kids Excel

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Miami is a safe, fun place for kids. But it also is a place of learning. The organization puts a high priority on the academic achievements of the kids in its care. The Summer Reading Program provides a safe, comfortable environment for Miami children to discover classic tales, stay up with new stories and stretch their imaginations.

This year, the Verizon Foundation and Motorola have joined long-time supporter Verizon Wireless in providing funds and other resources to help Miami Boys & Girls Clubs kids. The Foundation provided a $10,000 grant to for the Education Program, and Motorola teamed up with Verizon Wireless to donate numerous XYBOARD and other wireless tablets   for the Summer Reading Program.  

Powered by the Wind, Miami Schoolkids Hit the Airwaves

Students at Miami’s David Lawrence Jr. K – 8 Center used their brains, expert help from teacher/parent volunteers and a grant from Verizon to create “Dolphin Radio,” an innovative wind-powered radio station to broadcast school news and information.

“Dolphin Radio” began broadcasting in the last few days of this school year as a test run for the start of the new school year in August 2012.

The idea for the project was spawned when Futterman earned an $8,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation. It was part of a $48,000 S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering, math) grant from Verizon to numerous Miami-Dade schools.


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Girls Who Code - Miami: Pocket Poll App

The students from Miami behind Pocket Poll, an app to raise awareness around political issues, talk about their experience in the Girls Who Code summer-long program and their newfound passion for computer programming.


Empowering Teachers and Students in the Classroom

Verizon is working with more than 200 teachers in 24 schools to provide the training they need to more effectively integrate mobile technology in their classrooms. See how students are benefiting and thriving.


Powerful Answers - TinyTap

TinyTap - A growing social platform where children, parents, schools and special needs teachers can easily create and share educational games that can be tailored to suit a child’s unique learning needs.