As part of our nationwide commitment to help bridge the digital divide and homework gap, AT&T is supporting Human-I-T to provide the Education Alliance with 100 refurbished laptop computers. The Education Alliance will provide the computers to underserved students and mentors to help the students get access to the digital resources they need to succeed in online learning.
We announced this support during the 2022 AmeriCorps Celebration hosted by the Education Alliance. All Education Alliance AmeriCorps members were encouraged to attend to celebrate their year of service and receive free refurbished laptops courtesy of AT&T. Education Alliance AmeriCorps members are mentors who are integral in helping at-risk students succeed in school, increasing college access, and providing innovative programming.
In addition to nearly 60 AmeriCorps mentors receiving a free laptop, the remaining laptops will be distributed to future volunteers and student interns. The laptops will be instrumental to many of the students who use school devices but must return them at the end of the school year. Mentors and student interns will be allowed to keep the laptops, which will further aid in their education and growth in the years to come.
The pandemic heightened the challenges faced by the millions of students nationwide who currently lack the connectivity, devices or both needed for online learning. We are proud to collaborate with organizations like Human-I-T and the Education Alliance to help close the homework gap for our most vulnerable students in West Virginia.
The Education Alliance is a statewide non-profit organization that advances policies and practices to continually improve public school student achievement in West Virginia.
What they’re saying:
“The past two years have created both challenges and opportunities to maximize innovative, digital learning solutions in our education system. By providing students and mentors with laptops, we can increase access to anywhere/anytime learning. We are grateful for the generosity of AT&T and Human-I-T for working with us to help our students succeed and reduce the digital divide.” – Amelia Courts, President and CEO of Education Alliance