Starting this week, AT&T is collaborating with DonorsChoose to help make resources available to teachers and students that don’t have the materials they need in the classroom.
Teachers can post classroom projects for which they need funding on DonorsChoose, an online platform that makes it easy to help classrooms in need, and then spread the word to let other people know about the program. It’s kind of like a wedding or baby registry just with less monogramming. As soon as a project is funded, the books, art supplies, field trips, technology, and other resources needed to create new, engaging learning experiences are shipped directly to the school. Donors then receive updates, photos, and thank you letters from the classroom showing how the materials were used.
For the next few weeks, as part of AT&T’s commitment to education through AT&T Aspire, we are doing a $250,000 matching campaign for classroom projects under $2,000 at our highest need schools. So, if a high school biology teacher in Kansas City, Missouri, creates a $1,000 project requesting microscopes, once the project receives $500 in funding, AT&T will match the remaining $500 to complete the project.
Read more about Donors Choose and how you can browse projects AT&T is supporting in the complete blog post.