Earlier today, it was announced that Langston Hughes High School is one of the beneficiary schools of an initiative to close the homework gap for students without internet access at home. Approximately 150 free 10G Sprint-powered WiFi hotspots are expected to be distributed to the school’s students by the end of the month.
The donation is made possible through a collaboration between the 1 Million Project Foundation and 100 Black Men of America. Langston Hughes High is the third in the Fulton County Schools district to become a recipient of free hotspots for students lacking reliable connectivity.
During the announcement, Fulton County Schools Chief Information Officer Serena Sacks spoke about how the shared vision of this collaboration to add no-cost connectivity is critical to helping eliminate the digital divide. Principal Charles Chester expressed his gratitude.
“We are excited about this great partnership with 100 Black Men of America and the 1Million Project Foundation,” said Principal Chester. “Their commitment to our school community will help to remove a barrier to extend learning to the homes of many of our scholars. This will allow access to instructional technology, online research, teacher email contact, and other supplemental options for learning. We have a very bright future through this partnership, and we’re grateful.”
As a long-established community partner with a focus on education, 100 Black Men of America will work with schools, like Langston Hughes High, where they already mentor students who will receive devices. The Atlanta Metro area is the first among multiple cities where 1Million Project Foundation and 100 BMOA are joining forces for students.
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