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
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 ]
North Texas High School Celebrates Innovative App Challenge Win
Students from North Hills Prep High School in Irving, Texas, have been named a “Best in Nation” winner in the Verizon Innovative App Challenge for their “Leave No Trace” app concept. Once developed, the app will encourage the prudent use of electricity, water and heat to reduce energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. The team of seven students is one of only eight teams across the nation to win the title. [ Learn More ]
Texas Middle School Students Recognized for Innovative App Design
Resaca Middle School in Los Fresnos, Texas, recently celebrated being named a “Best in Nation” winner of the Verizon Innovative App Challenge. The team of six girls at Resaca is one of just eight teams from across the nation to win the title. The challenge encourages middle and high school students to apply their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) knowledge to develop a mobile app concept that addresses challenges in their schools or communities. [ Learn More ]
International Guests Explore Verizon Innovative Learning Program at San Jacinto Intermediate
San Jacinto Intermediate School is working toward improving academic achievement and engagement in math and science courses by providing STEM-based mobile technology for students and teachers.
Recently, educators from France, Germany, the Netherlands and Scotland, visited San Jacinto to learn the campus’ best practices for effectively using technology to improve student learning. [ Learn More ]
Powerful 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. [ Learn More ]
Verizon, UTeach Institute Launch Program to Help Future Teachers Integrate Mobile Tech Into Math and Science Teaching
The UTeach Institute, a notable teacher-preparation organization at the University of Texas at Austin, has teamed up with Verizon to launch a program that is helping tomorrow’s educators effectively use mobile technology to improve student learning and interest in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and math). [ Learn More ]
LHS Killough Enters Second Year as Verizon ILS
The Verizon Foundation presented Lewisville High School Killough with a $15,000 grant for their second year as a Verizon Innovative Learning School (VILS). The program is designed to prepare students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) using mobile technologies. Only twelve schools across the country received this grant last year and twelve more schools were added this year. [ Learn More ]
Boys & Girls Clubs of Collins County
Verizon presented a $15,000 grant for the Robotics Club program at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Collins County. To learn more about the great work they're doing, please visithttp://www.bgccc.org/.
Pictured are E. Michael Simpson (BGCCC), Chris White, Verizon IT, Debra Sweezer (BGCCC), Don Burgio Verizon IT, Joan Roe (BGCCC), and Barbara Walker Verizon External Affairs.
Verizon Innovative App Challenge Winners Announced
A group of students from Forney High School were among ten winning teams named as winners of the Verizon Innovative App Challenge.
Their winning “One | Place” app is designed to offer students, faculty and the community one location to find details about upcoming school and community events.
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.
Verizon Thinkfinity (www.thinkfinity.org) is a free comprehensive educational website that provides tens of thousands of free educational resources including standards-based K-12 lesson plans, videos, podcasts, interactive games and printable worksheets. Learn more at www.thinkfinity.org.