Verizon Innovative Learning

Building 
a better future

#weneedmore kids to see the world of possibilities waiting for them.

In order to compete for the jobs of the future, it's essential for every kid to have access to technology and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education.

With about 9 million available STEM jobs – and over 4 million available jobs in science and technology alone – our youth need access to education and resources that will prepare them for success in tomorrow’s high-tech world.

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We provide free tech, free access and hands on learning.

That's why Verizon, through our Verizon Innovative Learning initiative, has committed $160 million in free tech, free access and hands-on immersive learning in STEM for students in need.We don't just fund these programs. We also create and administer them in partnership with leading nonprofits. We diligently measure the impact of our work and refine our programs—and it's making a difference.

With a commitment of $160 million, we’re impacting over

Students
300K
Teachers
7,400
Schools and clubs
1900

Digitizing schools

Making a real difference takes more than just technology. Through our partnership with Digital Promise, Verizon equips every child and teacher at select middle schools across America with a tablet and two-year data plan.

Tech immersion

How do you get kids to see possibilities they never dreamed of? By marrying technology, role models and hands-on learning in an immersive tech program, through partnerships with leading nonprofits and universities.

App challenge

What’s more hands-on than working in teams to develop apps that solve society’s problems?  The App Challenge—a Verizon Innovative Learning program—helps middle and high school students create mobile apps that meet a need in their communities or schools.

Teaching design thinking in high schools

This unique program pairs students with local small businesses to create practical business solutions with technology.

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