Verizon has a long history of supporting educational resources and programs in the Commonwealth. 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.
In the section you'll discover just a few examples of our commitment to lifelong learning.
Featured Events and Programs
Dogwood Elementary School, 21st Century Girls Club Awarded Verizon Innovative Learning Grant
The Verizon Foundation recently awarded Dogwood Elementary School $20,000 to help support innovative STEM education programs including the 21st Century Girls Club. The program will incorporate an environmental problem-solving exercise into the curriculum. 4th, 5th, and 6th grade girls will begin a watershed study by examining a neighborhood pond and streams. The students will be supported by middle and high school mentors as well as technology and educator advisors to work through the processes of research, collaboration, and solution-seeking. The students will be able to explore the topic through different mediums like creating a mathematical model; engineering a solution; creating a digital simulation; or writing, directing, and producing a public service announcement.
Two Local STEM Programs Receive Verizon Foundation Grants
Pictured (L to R): Mr. Warrick F. Scott, Sr., Founder/Executive Director - the Wendell Scott Foundation, Inc.; Chinique Scott, STEM Program Director - the Wendell Scott Foundation; Dr. Julie Brown, Ph.D., Director of Advanced Learning - Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR); Mr. Jerry Gwaltney, the Executive Director - IALR; Jeff Merriman, Sr. Consultant - Verizon; Virginia State Delegate Danny Marshall; David Ogburn, Director of Public Policy - Verizon; Virginia State Senator Bill Stanley; Virginia State Senator Frank Ruff; Brenda Bowman, Chair - Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors.
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.