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).
In the section you'll discover just a few examples of our commitment to lifelong learning.
Featured Grants and Events
Students from C M Rice Middle School Win Verizon Innovative App Challenge
A group of students from Plano's C M Rice Middle School developed a "Best in Nation" winning App in the third Verizon Innovative App Challenge. "Mind Glass," offers students with dyslexia options for customizing text to make it easier for them to read and comprehend.
The students earned their school $20,000 in cash grants from the Verizon Foundation to further develop or support STEM-related programming. And each team member received a Samsung tablet. MIT App Inventor Master Trainers from the Center for Mobile Learning at the MIT Media Lab will give the team onsite and virtual training on coding and app development, using MIT App Inventor to develop the their app for market. In June, the team members will present their apps in person at the National TSA Conference in Dallas, courtesy of Verizon. [ Learn More ]
Paving New Pathways to Technology
Recently a group of 12 students from University High School in Waco, Texas visited Verizon’s Richardson facility to get a head start on their future. The students are part of the "Pathways to Technology” program, which prepares students for college and a successful career in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. [ Learn More ]
Powerful Answers Awards - Education
On February 3, 2015, three great ideas in education were named Verizon Powerful Answers Award winners. After a year-long global challenge to discover and help bring to market technology-based solutions with the potential to change our world, the three winning projects are:
Sesame Enable ($1 Million Winner) - Based in Israel, this company has developed touch-free smartphone and tablet technology for children and adults for whom touch is not possible. According to Sesame Enable, of the 5.6 million paralyzed people in the U.S., 150,000 are children who cannot move their hands. The technology integrates with games and applications and allows those children access to educational opportunities previously inaccessible to them.
Books that Grow ($250,000 Winner) - A learning acceleration program, featuring Common Core-aligned, downloadable eBooks that adapt to each user’s reading ability.
School Yourself ($250,000 Winner) - A platform for scalable, personalized education courses that provide a suite of authoring and analytics tools for interactive lessons specific to each student’s needs.
Latinas in STEM: STEM 101 Conference - Dallas
Members of Verizon's Hispanic Support Organization employee resource group recently participated in the Latinas in STEM Dallas STEM 101 Conference at Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas. Founded by a group of MIT Latina alumnae, Latinas in STEM's primary purpose is to spread awareness about STEM and encourage middle school and high-school Latinas to pursue a career in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math. The conference included an expo as well as student/teacher workshops - some of which were facilitated by HSO members. To learn more, please visit http://www.latinasinstem.com/. Congratulations and THANKS to everyone who participated!
Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Verizon presented a $20,000 grant to the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to support college scholarships for deserving students with financial need. At left Verizon Supplier Diversity Manager Jesse Crawford presents a check to leaders of the Chamber.
Community Donation Gets Kids in the Fast Lane to STEM Education
Recently, Houston’s Community Family Centers (CFC) felt a rush of adrenaline when Verizon IndyCar Series driver Juan Pablo Montoya took the stage. Montoya was on hand to present the CFC with a $10,000 education donation on behalf of Verizon to further science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. [ 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 ]
Verizon Innovative App Challenge Winners Visit the White House
Students from Resaca Middle School in Los Fresnos, Texas, participated in the annual White House Science Fair. They showcased their Verizon Innovative App Challenge winning submission, the "Hello Navi" App. [ 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.