Using technology to prepare students of all ages for success in the 21st century has long been a focus of the Verizon Foundation. 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 are just some examples of what we're doing to promote lifelong learning in Maryland.



Featured Events and Grants

Verizon STEM Grants Support Local Schools

Verizon gives Hawthorne Elementary School $10K grant for STEM education

Verizon donated $10,000 to the Hawthorne Elementary School in Baltimore County. The grant will help to expand science, technology, engineering and math education (STEM) and increase the students’ knowledge and engagement in STEM subjects. The donation to Hawthorne Elementary School was presented by Tony Randall, Verizon Director of State Government Affairs. The event included participation by Senator J. B. Jennings, Baltimore County Office of Communications, WBAL-TV, parents, teachers and more than 100 students.


Verizon STEM Grants Support Local Schools

Verizon STEM Grants Support Local Schools

Two great schools in our area recently received Verizon grants promoting STEM education.

On Tuesday, January 5, 2016, Verizon presented a $10,000 grant to Hillsmere Elementary School in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County. The grant will support the expansion of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs. The donation was presented by Verizon's Larry Graham, Director of State Government Affairs - Mid-Atlantic Region. The event was attended by Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch, Maryland Delegate Herbert McMillan, Anne Arundel County Schools Superintendent George Arlotto, and other County officials. Mr. Arlotto commented that Verizon’s donation, “comes at a time when local systems are looking for ways to make ends meet. It helps us build the programs that we can do over time. We would like to increase our STEM in the classroom, particularly on our elementary level."

Verizon also presented a $10,000 STEM grant to Baden Elementary School, in Prince George’s County, on Wednesday, December 16, 2016. The event was attended by members of the Prince George’s County Board of Education Schools. Verizon's Larry Graham stated that, through grants like these, “Verizon seeks to invest in the increase of STEM related studies in the classroom, particularly on our elementary level."



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Verizon’s Innovative App Challenge - AutBuddy

A team of six Montgomery County middle schoolers a part of the Adventure in Science program won Best in Nation for the Verizon Innovative App Challenge. [ Learn More ]



Verizon Supports Girls in STEM

Women are hugely outnumbered in engineering and computing jobs. In fact, women make up half of the U.S. workforce, but hold just 25% of the jobs in technical or computing fields. As a technology company, we recognize the enormous contributions women make in STEM fields, and the importance of encouraging of love of science, technology, engineering and math, at an early age. [ Learn More ]



Empowering Teachers and Students in the Classroom

A 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.