AT&T invests USD20m in students, teachers

AT&T (NYSE: T) said it is kick-starting the 2015-2016 school year with USD20 million in contributions to education organizations through its AT&T Aspire program.

Students and teachers in California, and more than 25 other states, will benefit. This back to school investment is just one of the ways that AT&T is using the power of its network to build a better tomorrow.

Nationwide, AT&T is supporting innovative organizations that are helping students by:

Mobilizing Learning: Enables students to learn wherever they are — at school, at home or anywhere in between. AT&T is supporting organizations that use mobile technology to provide new educational content and academic support. These organizations include Curriki, where teachers can create and share content, and the Get Schooled “Text to Help” program that helps answer students´ questions about applying to and paying for college.

Powering Career Skills: AT&T is also funding organizations that help students find future careers and get hands-on work experience. Some of these organizations include Roadtrip Nation, Jobs for America´s Graduates and Urban Alliance. Programs like Code.org and Black Girls CODE help students develop computer science and coding skills.
Making Connections: AT&T is also connecting mentors with students through secure online platforms working with organizations like We Teach Science and iCouldBe. In addition, organizations like Communities In Schools and Junior Achievement will provide face to face mentoring opportunities.

Through AT&T Aspire, AT&T drives innovation in education to promote student success in school and beyond. By investing in new tools and solutions that leverage our unique technologies and capabilities, AT&T helps personalize and mobilize learning for students of all ages and backgrounds.

AT&T helps millions of people and businesses around the globe stay connected through leading wireless, high-speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services.