The Un-carrier and the nation’s largest youth mentoring organization are collaborating to close the schoolwork gap by providing essential connectivity to underserved students nationwide
BELLEVUE, Washington, June 21, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, T-Mobile (NASDAQ:TMUS) and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) announced a new partnership that provides access to T-Mobile’s 10Million Project, the initiative to $10.7 billion from Un-carrier focused on providing students with free, even easier Internet connectivity.
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Thanks to a new partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, T-Mobile’s Project 10Million free internet accessibility is easier for over one hundred thousand students. Un-carrier and the nation’s largest youth mentoring organization are collaborating to close the schoolwork gap by bringing essential connectivity to underserved students nationwide. (Graphic: Business Wire)
Thanks to this collaboration, the more than one hundred thousand students who are part of the vast network of 230 Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies in 5,000 communities will be able to learn more about the 10Million Project, and eligible households will now be able to more easily register for the program. Free internet and a mobile hotspot that provides 100 GB of data per year for five years. Providing this access to students and their families comes at a critical time: The Pew Research Center is currently reporting that 59% of low-income U.S. parents say their children face barriers related to digital schoolwork and often work on Wi-Fi. -Fi public because they don’t have reliable internet at home.
“T-Mobile and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America are partnering to expand the reach of The 10Million Project by meeting students and families where they are, through 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 searching for reliable Wi-Fi,” said Janice V. Kapner, chief communications officer of T-Mobile. “Connectivity is no longer a ‘nice to have’ for students to learn and grow – it’s a necessity. And now they’ll get a mobile hotspot and enough data to equal 5,000 hours of internet research or 320 hours of online learning in the hands of students in time for the next school year.
“Young people have faced the realities of inequitable internet access for far too long. Our community of mentors and volunteers are committed to providing the support, resources and time needed to keep all children on the path to academic success,” said Deborah Barge. , Director of Development, BBBSA. “We know there is power in partnership and community, which is why we are so pleased to partner with T-Mobile to provide the critical access to connectivity needed to empower young people and their potential. “
Starting June 21, parents and guardians of eligible K-12 students will find the tools to enroll in the 10Million Project at www.t-mobile.com/bbbs or in person through their Big Brothers Big Sisters match support specialist. School administrators and educators can learn more about Project 10Million and apply for their district at www.t-mobile.com/p10m.
The extensive reach and capacity of T-Mobile’s network plays a crucial role in Un-carrier’s ability to make reliable connectivity truly accessible to students across the United States. This includes those in urban centers, as well as underserved areas like rural America, where 14.5 million people lack access to high-speed broadband internet, according to the FCC, underscoring the need accessible Internet options such as mobile hotspots.
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About Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Founded in 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is the largest and most experienced youth mentoring organization in the United States. The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is to create and sustain 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 academic success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence and better 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 tiering. Limited time offer; subject to change. The lines available are limited. Aimed at student mobile connectivity. Must verify student’s eligibility for the National School Meals Program. 1 offer per household. Roaming not available. Yearly data service ends at the earlier of 100 GB or 365 days. Annual data service resets every year for a total of 5 years. Video stream up to 2.5 Mbps (SD). Optimization may affect the speed of video downloads; does not apply to video downloads. For best performance, leave all video streaming apps at their default automatic resolution setting. Optional educational filtering may prevent certain video streams or other content. Cover not available in some regions. Network management: The service can be slowed down, suspended, terminated or restricted for misuse, abnormal use, interference with our network, or our ability to provide quality service to other users, or while roaming.
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