Verizon has a long history of supporting quality educational resources and programs. We focus on preparing children to be successful; enabling teachers, parents and caregivers to help children learn; and educating adults so they are prepared to achieve their goals and contribute to their communities.
We're using technology to prepare students for success in the 21st century. Our comprehensive solutions leverage mobile technology, award-winning free digital content, and teacher training for schools and organizations; all focused on increasing student interest and achievement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
In the section you'll discover examples of our commitment to lifelong learning in New Jersey.
Featured Events and Grants
Verizon honored by HISPA for supporting STEM education
Verizon was recently honored by the Hispanics Inspiring Students’ Performance and Achievement (HISPA) for supporting a program run by the nonprofit organization that exposes urban minority students to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills needed for high-tech careers.
At NJIT, Girls Who Code Program Graduates Dozens, Inspires Dozens More
More than three dozen young women graduated this summer from the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Girls Who Code program, a seven-week intensive summer program supported by the Verizon Foundation.
The nationally renowned program pairs more than 300 hours of instruction in web development and design, robotics, and mobile development with mentorship and exposure led by the industry’s top female engineers and entrepreneurs. [ Learn More ]
Helping to Increase Girls’ Interest in STEM Careers, Verizon Brings Girls Who Code Program to Newark
Justina Nixon-Saintil, director of education programs at the Verizon Foundation, shares her story to inspire students in the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program. Verizon worked in partnership with Girls Who Code to offer the seven-week intensive program in Newark for the first time. [ Learn More ]
Introductions to STEM Projects Energizes Students and Employee Volunteers
On March 19, students at George Washington Carver Elementary School met with 150 Verizon employees who visited the school. The volunteers led several hands-on STEM activities to engage the students and teach them the value of creativity, critical thinking and teamwork. The Verizon participants in the day-long volunteer project, organized by Jersey Cares, were members of an elite group of newly hired college graduates who are part of the Verizon Leadership Development Program. The individuals represent the next generation of Verizon leaders and are committed to corporate responsibility and giving back to the communities Verizon serves. [ Learn More ]
Making Good Impressions with STEM
Of all the energy displayed at a recent STEM Day at Rutgers University’s School of Engineering, “kid power” was by far the most impressive. At the day-long event, about 60 eager seventh- and eighth-grade students from New Brunswick Middle School built, powered and raced several cars or other moving objects, with the help of Rutgers students and Verizon employees. [ 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.
Employees Help NJ School Damaged by Hurricane Sandy
Nearly 160 Verizon employees spent most of the day (Thursday, March 28) volunteering their time to help restore the Hugh J. Boyd Jr. Elementary School and get it ready to welcome students back in the fall. [ Learn More ]
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.