Feb. 2, 2017
San Diego High School Students to Receive Free Mobile Devices and Wireless Service through Sprint’s 1Million Project
San Diego Unified School District chosen as one of only 11 pilot markets nationwide;
Initiative aims to close the “homework gap” for 250 Crawford High School students
WHAT: The San Diego Unified School District and the Sprint Foundation will host an Activation Fair for the 1Million Project, an initiative that directly benefits high school students by putting mobile hot spot devices and access to wireless connectivity in their hands – free of charge. Locally, 250 Crawford High School students will be the beneficiaries of the program that aims to close the homework gap by providing reliable mobile connectivity to complete school assignments from home.
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 2, 12-1 p.m.
WHERE: Crawford High School Auditorium, 4191 Colts Way, 92115
PARKING: Please allow time for delays due to construction in the area.
NOTABLE ATTENDEES/INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES: SDUSD Superintendent Cindy Marten, Sprint SoCal Regional President Kevin Kunkel, SDUSD Chief Innovation Officer Dan Stoneman, Crawford High School students
PHOTOS/VISUALS: Activation Fair with students receiving free mobile hot spot devices and instruction on the accompanying free wireless connectivity.
BACKGROUND: Research tells us that 5 million U.S. families with school-aged children do not have internet access at home, yet it also reveals that 70 percent of teachers assign homework that requires web access, creating a “Homework Gap” that puts these students at a disadvantage academically. The 1Million Project was created by Sprint and the Sprint Foundation to address that problem. It is a multiyear initiative to offer free mobile devices and free high-speed wireless internet connectivity to 1 million low-income, U.S. high school students lacking a reliable source of internet access at home.
CONTACT: Shari Winet, Communications Director, 619/381-7930 or firstname.lastname@example.org