Un-carrier and the nation’s largest youth guiding organization are collaborating to bridge the schoolwork gap by providing a vital connection to disadvantaged students nationwide.
Bellevue, Washington, June 21, 2022– (work wireToday, T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) announced a new partnership that brings access to T-Mobile’s 10 million . projectthe $10.7 billion Un-carrier initiative focused on providing students with free internet access, in an easier way.
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With a new partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, accessing free internet from the T-Mobile 10Million project has been made easier for over one hundred thousand students. Un-carrier and the nation’s largest youth guiding organization are collaborating to bridge the schoolwork gap by providing critical connection to disadvantaged students nationwide. (Graphic: Business Wire)
Through this collaboration, more than one hundred thousand students from the Big Brothers Big Sisters network of 230 agencies across 5,000 communities will be able to learn about the 10 Million Project, and eligible families will now be able to more easily enroll in the program. Free internet and a portable hotspot that provides 100GB of data per year for five years. Providing this access to students and their families comes at a critical time: Pew Research Center Currently, it is reported that 59% of low-income US parents say their children encounter obstacles with digital schoolwork and often work on public Wi-Fi because they do not have reliable internet at home.
“T-Mobile and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America are teaming up to expand Project 10Million’s reach by meeting students and families wherever they are, with an organization and program they know and trust, ultimately giving them easier access to the tools they need to focus on their education rather than research About reliable Wi-Fi,” Janice F. Kapner, chief communications officer at T-Mobile. “Connectivity is no longer ‘fun’ for students to learn and grow – it is essential. Now, they will have a mobile hotspot and enough data equivalent to 5,000 hours of online research or 320 hours of online learning in their hands in time for the upcoming school year.”
“Young people have faced the realities of unfair access to the Internet for far too long,” said Deborah Barge. “Our community of mentors and volunteers have committed to providing the support, resources and time needed to keep all children on the path to academic success.” , Chief Development Officer, BBBSA. “We know there is strength in partnership and community, which is why we are so excited to be partnering with T-Mobile to provide critical access to the connectivity necessary to empower young people and their potential.”
Starting June 21, parents and guardians of eligible students in grades K through grade 12 will find the tools to enroll in Project 10Million at www.t-mobile.com/bbbs Or in person through a Big Brothers Big Sisters Matching Support Specialist. School administrators and teachers can learn more about Project 10Million and apply for their district at www.t-mobile.com/p10m.
The extended reach and capacity of the T-Mobile network plays a critical role in Un-carrier’s ability to make truly reliable connectivity available to students across the United States. This includes those in urban centers, as well as disadvantaged areas such as rural America, where there are 14.5 million people who do not have access to high-speed broadband Internet according to FCCunderlining the need for accessible internet options such as mobile hotspots.
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About Big Brother Big Sisters from America
Founded in 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is the largest and most experienced youth guiding organization in the United States. The mission of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is to create and support one-on-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of young people. Big Brothers Big Sisters’ evidence-based approach is designed to create positive outcomes for young people, including educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence, and improved relationships. Big Brothers Big Sisters has more than 230 local agencies serving more than 5,000 communities in all 50 states. For more information visit: www.bigbrothersbigsisters.org.
During congestion, Project 10Million customers may notice slower speeds than other customers due to data priority. Limited time offer; subject to change. Available fonts are limited. Dedicated to the mobile student connection. The student’s eligibility for the National School Lunch Program must be verified. One show per family. Roaming is not available. Annual data service expires 100 GB or 365 days before. The annual data service is reset every year for a total of 5 years. video streams Speed up to 2.5 Mbps (SD). Optimization may affect video download speed; It does not apply to video uploads. For best performance, leave any video streaming apps at the default auto resolution setting. Optional educational filtering may block some video streams or other content. coverage Not available in some regions. Network management: Service may be slower, suspended, expired, or restricted for misuse, abnormal use, interference with our network or ability to provide a quality service to other users or roaming.
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