Verizon Innovative Learning
Verizon Innovative Learning delivers free technology, free internet access, and innovative hands-on learning programs to under-resourced schools and students across the United States. By 2023, Verizon will invest up to $400 million to help provide middle-school students with the skills required to put them on the path to success in an increasingly tech-dependent job market.
Verizon has reached over a million students since 2012 through Verizon Innovative Learning (VIL). In 2017, almost 128,000 students participated in the initiative. In the in-school program, 75% of participating teachers said that VIL enhanced student engagement, 62% said using tablets made their instruction more effective, and 63% said VIL helped them reach goals they already set for their classroom and for their teaching. In the boys and girls summer immersive programs, 76% of girls said they learned problem-solving skills and 85% were more aware of the variety of STEM careers; 90% of boys demonstrated an increased ability in science and 91% demonstrated an increased ability in math.