This edition of the Up to Speed podcast addresses the digital divide in America and how access to technology can help provide opportunities for underserved communities.


Without a Net: The Digital Divide in America, narrated by Jamie Foxx, explores deep inequalities in America’s education system that keep millions of students in digital darkness.

Watch video #weneedmore Camelback High

Using STEM and entrepreneurship skills from Verizon Innovative Learning, these Camelback High School seniors secured over $1 million in college scholarships.

Watch video #weneedmore Rodneys: Overcoming self-doubt through a passion for STEM

After participating in Verizon Innovative Learning, a middle schooler surmounts his struggles with math and pursues a future in engineering.

Watch Video #weneedmore Elenas

High school senior and social entrepreneur Elena Alsen is using her experience to change the fate of refugees.


Verizon Innovative Learning expands program focused on exposing minority middle schools males to STEM education to four new universities.


Verizon Innovative Learning partners with the NACCE to bring technology and STEM education to middle school girls in rural America.


Two teams of middle school students go head-to-head in a competition to build their teacher a solar backpack.

Danielle N. Lee

From animal behaviorist to activist, Danielle N. Lee is on a mission to create more diversity in STEM

Ahkiyrah Ramkisoon

A student, parent, professor, principal and city official share the impact of Verizon Innovative Learning at P.S. 171