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Spent by employees in 2019
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced more than 50 million U.S. students to learn from home. Yet nearly 17 million children are unable to take part because their families don’t have an internet connection or device to support digital learning. To help close the gap, AT&T is offering discounted unlimited wireless data plans to more than 135,000 public and private schools across the country. In addition to the discounted plans, AT&T is making a $10 million commitment to support at-risk students disconnected from learning and has expanded availability of tech-enabled tools and learning resources for students, teachers, schools, and parents.
We support organizations that help people develop the skills they need for successful careers in technology, media and telecommunications, with an emphasis on providing opportunities for Black and underserved background who face long-standing social inequities and higher unemployment. In the past five years, AT&T has contributed $215 million to increase education, skills building and career readiness opportunities in these communities.
We are elevating diverse voices and empowering the next generation of storytellers with opportunities to create content, earn skills and gain experience in media and entertainment.
Technology is making it easier for everyone — regardless of age, gender, income or geography — to learn anytime, anywhere. To help more people take advantage of ed-tech, the AT&T Aspire Accelerator is hosting a $1 Million Skills Building Challenge to locate, support and mentor eight startups working to redefine how students prepare for promising futures.
*$202 million of this funding was provided by AT&T, and $13 million was provided through the AT&T Foundation.