AT&T Aspire

Investing in a well-educated workforce may be the single most important thing we can do to help the United States remain the leader in a digital, global economy.

Education has been our priority for more than a century, and raising graduation rates is the focus of our signature philanthropic initiative, AT&T Aspire.

What is Aspire?

Through Aspire, we have committed to investing $350 million in education. Currently, about one in five students does not graduate high school with their peers. AT&T Aspire is focused on helping more students graduate high school ready for college and careers. We are driven to help students succeed — in school, in the workforce and in life.


Community Investments

AT&T Aspire is committed to supporting organizations delivering results that help reduce the dropout rates in their communities.

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Mentors with students

Aspire Mentoring Academy

Aspire Mentoring Academy gives AT&T employees the opportunity to make a lasting impact on a young person's life through mentoring.

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Exponential Change and Innovation

We're seeking inventive tools and resources to fundamentally alter outcomes in education and to improve our communities in socially innovative ways.

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On February 4, 2014, AT&T announced a $100 million commitment to provide 50,000 middle and high school students in Title 1 schools free Internet connectivity for educational devices over their wireless network for three years.

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Student Stories

Since 2008, AT&T Aspire has impacted more than 1 million U.S. high school students in all 50 states, helping them prepare for success in the workplace and college. Hear some of their inspiring stories.

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Collaborators and Supporters

AT&T Aspire is committed to working with organizations that deliver results that help reduce the dropout rates in their communities.

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Outside Voices

  • America's Promise Alliance was founded on the belief that young people must be our nation's greatest priority. Helping youth achieve their full potential is not just good for our country, it's good for business. AT&T understands this and is demonstrating that through its Aspire program."

    General Colin L. Powell, (USA) Ret., founding chairman, America's Promise Alliance

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