Verizon provides critical resources to the Skyhook Foundation

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Hans Vestberg, Verizon Chairman and CEO, announces significant support for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Foundation

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  • Support will go toward technology and devices to support the STEM studies of underserved youth in Southern California and the LA Unified School District

  • Digital Inclusion is a key pillar in Citizen Verizon, the company’s responsible business plan for economic, environmental, and social advancement

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Today, Hans Vestberg, Chairman and CEO of Verizon, announced significant support for the Skyhook Foundation. Verizon’s resources will help an organization that provides underserved youth access to education and opportunity they otherwise might not receive.

“I’m excited to announce our support of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Skyhook Foundation,” said Hans. “At Verizon, our strategy is focused on using our network and 5G technology to advance human prosperity, and part of that is ensuring kids and communities have access to the tools and resources they need to actively engage in the world. The Skyhook Foundation lifts up youth who don’t have those opportunities, and we’re here to help close that gap.”

“These critical resources will help the Skyhook Foundation bring educational STEM opportunities to underserved communities across Southern California,” said Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, founder and Chairman of the Skyhook Foundation. “With the support of Verizon, we will be able to further invest in youth education - and that’s not just an investment in the student, but also in their family, peers, and the communities where they live.”

Verizon is helping to bridge the digital divide through Citizen Verizon, the company’s responsible business plan for economic, environmental, and social advancement. Citizen Verizon aims to help more students than ever stay connected and thrive in today's virtual learning environment, with the goal to provide 10 million young people with the digital skills training necessary for them to thrive in a modern economy by 2030. To learn more about Citizen Verizon and the company’s digital inclusion efforts, visit

To learn more about the Skyhook Foundation visit

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