We’re working to address barriers to digital inclusion.
Right now, millions of students here in the U.S. are lacking the connectivity, technology and skills required for success in today’s digital economy. That’s why we’ve been working to help foster digital inclusion through a transformative education program called Verizon Innovative Learning. It’s a key part of our goal to help move the world forward for all through our Citizen Verizon plan.
A new way of learning in school or at home.
All children should have access to technology and quality STEM education. Through Verizon Innovative Learning, we turn belief into action by helping students achieve, learn, and create more with free internet access, free devices, and innovative next-gen technology-infused lessons.
Making a difference.
We work hand in hand with nonprofit partners, education and technology experts to build and administer STEM-focused programs that create the kinds of transformations that change lives.
Expanding our commitment to education.
This school year Verizon Innovative Learning is expanding to 111 new Title I schools across the country, for a total of 264 schools. For the first time, the program will be activated into high schools. In addition, our growing online resources and learning tools are available to all educators and students, a key driver in our quest to reach 10 million youth by 2030.
Inspiring students with tech innovations.
We’re bringing 5G technology to select schools nationwide through our innovative learning labs where our students and teachers are at the forefront of cutting-edge technology. Things like virtual and augmented reality, 3D printing, and more immersive collaboration can turn lesson plans into living, breathing, dynamic experiences.
Invested in bridging the digital divide.
Since 2012, the Verizon Innovative Learning program has provided over $535M in market value towards STEM education helping under-resourced communities bridge the digital divide.
Today, students that come from under-resourced communities lack access to technology and connectivity they need to succeed. And if we don’t do anything about it, they’re not going to be competitive in the workforce that’s waiting for them.
Source: Westat (2019).Verizon Innovative Learning Schools Survey Result Dashboard Dec 2019