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

     
Verizon Texas' HSO Organization is proud to support Latinas in STEM
 
   
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!

 
   

 
   

Texas Middle School Students Recognized for Innovative App DesignGreater 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.

 
   

 
   

Verizon INDYCAR driver Juan Pablo Montoya leads center to education achievement.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 WinNorth 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 DesignTexas 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 IntermediateInternational 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.
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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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Verizon, UTeach Institute Launch Program to Help Future Teachers Integrate Mobile Tech Into Math and Science TeachingVerizon, 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 ILSLHS 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 ]

 

 

Verizon proudly supports the Roboticds program at the BGCCCBoys & 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 visit http://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.

 
   

 
 

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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.