AT&T Commits to Help Youth Reduce the Homework Gap for Standing Rock Reservation Students

AT&T Blog Team
July 16, 2021
Broadband Access and Affordability


AT&T Commits to Help Youth Reduce the Homework Gap for Standing Rock Reservation Students

AT&T is pleased to announce a contribution of $13,250 for the Boys and Girls Club of Standing Rock to support students in reducing the homework gap and learning loss suffered throughout the pandemic.

The Boys and Girls Club of Standing Rock will utilize these funds to add tutors to help K-8 students who are having difficulty with online classes and learning loss due to the pandemic. Support will also be provided to parents who are having difficulty using the technology necessary to facilitate online learning. The school district has purchased internet for families who cannot afford the expense.

“Helping address the homework gap and learning losses is a critical step in South Dakota’s pandemic recovery.”

Cheryl Riley — President, AT&T Northern Plains

“Helping address the homework gap and learning losses is a critical step in South Dakota’s pandemic recovery,” said Cheryl Riley, President, AT&T Northern Plains.  “AT&T is proud to support the Boys and Girls Club of Standing Rock, an organization that helps enable youth to reach their full potential. The commitment of this organization to serving children in their community inspired this contribution.”

“The Boys and Girls Club of Standing Rock is a safe and happy place for children to receive support for learning and life,” said Marcella Yellow Hammer, Executive Director. “We are grateful to AT&T for their support of this committed group of students and parents, many of whom were once club members themselves.”

The AT&T Foundation is funding three sessions of the Boys and Girls Club this summer. The club will hire young college students from the local college to assist the students and mentor their parents to remediate learning loss.