Since 2008, AT&T Aspire has helped provide access to the education and training people need to get – and keep – good jobs. We invest in programs preparing people for careers in technology, media and telecommunications and helping more students graduate high school.

We’ve committed $450 million since 2008 to leverage technology, relationships and innovative ideas to help students make their biggest dreams a reality.

We’ve seen great progress since we launched AT&T Aspire 10 years ago. Today, the national high school graduation rate stands at 84.1% for the class of 2016, an all-time high – up from 74.9% for the class of 2008.

But there’s still work to do.

That’s why, to celebrate decade of AT&T Aspire, we’ve awarded $9.25 million to 10 organizations across the country who help underserved students stay in school and prepare for their next step in life. Follow @ATTimpact for updates and join us by sharing your education memories with #IAspireTo.

Here's a look back at 10 years of AT&T Aspire, and the people and organizations making an impact on the students they serve