Boosting Digital Literacy and Learning in the Pittsburgh Area

Andy Feeney, Western Pennsylvania Regional Lead for AT&T External Affairs
November 28, 2023
Broadband Access and Affordability

Boosting Digital Literacy and Learning in the Pittsburgh Area

I recently had a chance to visit the Best of the Batch Foundation Clubhouse in Homestead, Pennsylvania, to tour their new facility, learn more about their mission and announce a $10,000 contribution from AT&T.

The new facility will serve young people and families from the Pittsburgh area and throughout Western Pennsylvania.

Our contribution will support the foundation’s Digital Family program that provides eligible 3rd-12th graders and their caregivers with technology and digital training in cyberbullying, Microsoft applications, and online safety so they can function safely and effectively in our digital world.

The students also will have access to The Achievery, a free online learning platform we created at AT&T to provide K-12 students with engaging and entertaining content paired with learning activities for everywhere today’s connected students learn.

This contribution is part of the AT&T Connected Learning initiative, created as part of our companywide commitment to help address the digital divide through internet accessibility, affordability and safe adoption.

Charlie Batch, who created the organization in 1999, said our contribution “is extremely important because it will close the educational gap students experienced due to the pandemic. We appreciate AT&T believing in the mission and the vision of the Best of the Batch Foundation.”

Charlie Batch and the Best of the Batch Foundation have been helping young people and their families in the Steel Valley and throughout the Pittsburgh area for more than two decades.

Working with organizations like these that know their communities best is just one way we’re working to help bridge the digital divide in Pennsylvania, and across the country. I look forward to continuing to collaborate across the state to connect more Pennsylvanians.

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