AT&T Commits to Help Vulnerable Youth in South Dakota Succeed During Pandemic Recovery

AT&T Blog Team
July 15, 2021
Broadband Access and Affordability


AT&T Commits to Help Vulnerable Youth in South Dakota Succeed During Pandemic Recovery

AT&T is pleased to announce a contribution of $13,500 to Jobs for America’s Graduates – South Dakota (JAG -SD) to support rural students in reducing the homework gap and learning loss suffered throughout the pandemic.

JAG-SD will use these funds to support JAG students through the summer and the upcoming academic year. JAG-Specialists will help connect students and parents to local broadband service and connect students with other services in their schools and communities, which may include tutoring and counseling, if needed, to deal with the mental health effects of the pandemic.

“Across the state JAG-SD serves young people with great promise and helps them achieve their full potential,” said Beth Schneider, State Director JAG-SD. “We are grateful to AT&T for providing us with resources to address the additional learning challenges our young people faced during the last school year.”

“JAG-SD has a proven track record in providing students the opportunity to thrive in the face of adversity.”

Cheryl Riley — President, AT&T Northern Plains.

“Helping students address learning losses and succeed is a critical step in South Dakota’s pandemic recovery,” said Cheryl Riley, President, AT&T Northern Plains. “JAG-SD has a proven track record in providing students the opportunity to thrive in the face of adversity.”

JAG-SD is offered in seven South Dakota middle and high schools. JAG Specialists at these schools will use these funds to help connect their JAG students with services like summer and afterschool programming to help close the academic and homework gap.