By 2020, 77% of all US jobs will require technology skills.* Yet today, millions of American students lack the technology and resources they need to succeed. As a result, many of these students are lowering expectations for their future.
We don’t wait for the future. We build it. That’s why five years ago, Verizon launched a revolutionary and innovative solution to help address this problem holistically. The Verizon Innovative Learning initiative provides free technology, free access, and innovative curricula to build a brighter future for millions of kids.
*Source: US Dept of Labor and Statistics
Technology. Innovation. For a brighter future.
We've committed over $200 million for technology and educational resources, and we've helped over one million students to date. But we don’t just fund these programs, we build our programs from the ground up, using our next-gen technology to provide tech-infused curricula that innovate the way teachers teach and students learn. We also create and administer them in partnership with leading non-profits. We diligently measure the impact of our work and refine our programs—and it's making a difference.
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.
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.
Teaching design thinking in high schools
This unique program pairs students with local small businesses to create practical business solutions with technology.
Innovative Learning labs
These fun, interactive labs are free and will expose kids to new skills like coding and cool new technologies such as virtual reality, robotics and 3D printing.