Verizon Innovative Learning

Verizon Innovative Learning brings technology and hands-on learning opportunities to kids in underserved schools and communities. We inspire tomorrow’s creators to use technology to build brighter futures for themselves, their families and the world.

Minority males

In a first-of-its-kind initiative, we provide summer tech immersion and year round mentoring for young men of color in grades six through nine to inspire them to pursue STEM careers. The young men learn entrepreneurship, coding, app development, 3D design and robotics in summer classes on campus at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic serving institutions (HSIs) and continue working with mentors during the school year. Verizon Innovative Learning challenges stereotypes and demonstrates the great things young men of color can do for the world when they have access to technology and education. We are helping them deliver on the promises they make to themselves. #youdontknowme

Learn about our program

See our Verizon Innovative Learning minority male students in action.


We provide tablets with two-year data plans to every student and teacher within middle schools in some of the most challenging environments in America. Working in partnership with leading educational nonprofit Digital Promise, we provide teacher training to enable meaningful learning opportunities that leverage mobile technology in the classroom and outside of school  to prepare students for college and STEM careers.

App challenge

The Verizon Innovative Learning app challenge is a national contest that challenges middle- and high-school students to create ideas for mobile apps that could solve problems in their communities. Learn more (