August 12, 2011
Verizon Florida Helps Students and Teachers Prepare for Back to School Success
Through a $20,000 grant to the Boys & Girls Club of Miami, Verizon championed Project Learn, an educational strategy designed to boost student achievement and improve students’ critical thinking. The program integrates high-yield learning activities and resources from Thinkfinity, Verizon’s online educational tool that provides thousands of free educational resources to teachers, parents and students to use in and out of the classroom. Project Learn challenges the thinking of Miami youth and emphasizes the importance of completing high school.
Teachers in Manatee, FL, will also get a back to school boost from Verizon. Verizon donated $18,000 to the Manatee Education Foundation’s Ca$h for Cla$$room program, which provides teachers with funding for items including school supplies, literacy technology, book clubs and more. Participating teachers also incorporate Thinkfinity resources into their classroom.
And through Verizon’s support of Operation Homefront, military families stationed at MacDill Air Force Base will receive a donation of school supplies and backpacks. Operation Homefront is part of Verizon’s commitment to help military families at home as they try to maintain a healthy family dynamic amidst of the overwhelming stress that can accompany military service.
- Ellen Yu, Verizon Media Relations (Reporters only)