Lawrence County Helping to Close Digital Divide with Support From AT&T

AT&T Blog Team
June 23, 2022
Broadband Access and Affordability


Lawrence County Helping to Close Digital Divide with Support From AT&T
The Bedford, IN makerspace

The Bedford, Indiana, makerspace where local Boys & Girls Club students are learning about STEM subjects

STEM studies are on the agenda for students in one Southern Indiana county, following a collaboration between AT&T and local nonprofits.

As part of AT&T’s nationwide commitment to help bridge the digital divide and homework gap, the AT&T Foundation recently contributed $10,000 to the Lawrence County Economic Growth Council (LCEGC) to support the local Boys & Girls Club’s summer program.

The summer program, located in the new makerspace in Bedford, Indiana, gives students exposure to the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) field. Students will get a chance to work with engineering kits, 3D printers and laser engravers to spark interest in developing STEM skills.

The COVID-19 pandemic created learning barriers for students nationwide who were without reliable connectivity. Enabling the LCEGC to partner with the local Boys & Girls Club allows for underserved youth in Lawrence County to make up for the learning that was lost during the pandemic.

Interested in learning more?  Check out these local news stories here and here.

“Thank you to both the Lawrence County Economic Growth Council and the AT&T Foundation for acknowledging how significantly education has changed over the last 2 years, and supporting our efforts,” said Boys & Girls Club Chief Professional Officer Frank Decker (pictured, third from left).