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
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS): Annandale High School
The Verizon Foundation presented a $7,500 grant to Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) to help fund a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)-related program at Annandale High School during the 2014-15 school year. The program will provide a curriculum focused on design and technology along with hands-on, experiential learning. Students will learn critical thinking skills and how to work collaboratively to solve real-world problems while building interpersonal and communication skills. To learn more, please visit http://www.fcps.edu/AnnandaleHS/TechEd/DesignTech.html/.
Inspiring A New Generation of Engineers Through Robotics
If you can’t find senior engineer Dave Masters in his Verizon office, working to keep FiOS video up and running in cities in Florida to Indiana, you might try his old high school. To the tune of 450 to 500 hours a year, he coaches at Chantilly Academy, a tech-oriented division of Chantilly High in Fairfax County, Virginia. The sport isn’t football or basketball. It’s robotics. [ Learn More ]
Piedmont Housing Alliance STEM Initiative
The Verizon Foundation presented a $10,000 grant to the Piedmont Housing Alliance in support of its project to bring Science, Technology, Engineering and Math or “STEM” subjects to children in the Friendship Court Apartments in downtown Charlottesville. The grant will allow 20 elementary aged children to participate in a STEM learning partnership with Piedmont Virginia Community College over the next school year.
Verizon and New Horizon’s Education Foundation Partner on STEM Initiative
With the support of a grant from the Verizon Foundation, New Horizon’s Education Foundation will implement a Capstone STEM Project focus on Engineering Design. Through this project, students would attend a conference which attracts over 2,000 attendees and enables the students to share their work and showcase the latest innovations in their fields. Students’ work will be recognized and shared with more than 165,000 people worldwide. To learn more about the project, visit http://www.nhgs.tec.va.us/.
Computer Science Opportunity Fair
Employees from Verizon Enterprise's IT group participated in a recent Computer Science Opportunity Fair for 600 high school students studying computer science in DC and Loudoun County through the Technology Education And Literacy in Schools (TEALS) program. Speakers and exhibitors from more than 20 companies, universities, and community organizations showcased exciting college and career paths in computer science.
Pictured (L to R): Anita Cabrera, Tabitha Hardman, Caitlin Quinn, Ramzy Abdelhamed, Sean Case, and Sandeep Srivastava.
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 ]
Virginia State Reading Association Honors Verizon with Friend of Literacy Award
The Virginia State Reading Association awarded Verizon the “Friend of Literacy Award” for 2012-2013 in recognition of our support to strengthen literacy programs in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Through the Verizon Improves Program (VIP), the company has made a difference in supporting efforts that promote and advance reading for all Virginia citizens. The VIP initiative will strengthen programs situated in largely under-served areas in Virginia by providing technical assistance and a common core of program standards that help adult students achieve literacy and workplace goals.
More than 720 community residents and supporters of the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia (LCNV) participated in a successful Reading: A Family Affair (RAFA) event held on March 2, 2013.
The event celebrated family literacy, helped raised more than $15,000 to support LCNY adult learners, and featured performers such as Groovy Nate, Sing Books with Emily, Tom Lilly, Good Life Theater, the Rainbow Company, among others. Linda Smyth, a Fairfax County Supervisor, also attended. Verizon was a proud signature sponsor of this year’s event.
Verizon partnered with the NFL Network and the Washington Redskins to celebrate Godwin Middle School’s selection as an NFL Play 60 Super School as part of the Keep Gym in School program. The school is located in Woodbridge, VA. We have a long standing tradition of partnering with schools in the areas we serve to support education initiatives because Physical Education is one of the key components to getting a well-rounded education. Laura Barnes spoke to the student body about opportunities to apply for an additional grant to enhance the physical education program in Prince William County School District. In attendance to help celebrate this event was Chris Baker, Defensive Lineman, and Alfred Morris, Running Back of the Redskins, who spoke to the students and participated in their exercise program.
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.