As the school year ends, students reflect on their time with Verizon Innovative Learning.
Mater Academy Bay sophomore Angelica Mesa used a 3D printer to create a model of a neuron.
As spring fever sets in and another school year comes to a close, we asked students at Mater Academy Bay Middle School and High School, a Verizon Innovative Learning school, to share what it’s really like to attend a school where connected tablets and innovative learning apps have replaced paper and pencil assignments in various subject electives.
Five alums reflect on Verizon Innovative Learning experience
Before participating in Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers, Cerenity Brant struggled through middle school science, squeaking by with a 69% average. After attending the STEM-enriched educational experience, which aims to empower middle school students from under-resourced schools to build STEM and entrepreneurship skills, her mindset changed. “When I did the program, I was like, ‘Wow! Science is important. I do need to learn this,’” Cerenity says. She now proudly reports she is a steady A and B student.
By Donna Epps, Verizon, SVP, Public Policy and Strategic Alliances
Verizon announced that for the first time, we are offering free Internet through our Fios Forward program to customers who qualify for the Federal Communications Commission’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). With Fios Forward and ACP, qualifying customers will have access to premium high-speed Internet (with speeds starting at 200 Mbps for downloads and uploads) without data caps, extra fees or router costs, helping them maintain connectivity for virtual learning, remote work, telehealth visits and more.
Learning soft skills was the missing piece to Crystal Morris landing a high-demand digital job
By: Kathleen Kilpatrick
Ten months into the COVID-19 pandemic, Crystal Morris was laid off from her job delivering packages. But instead of sulking, she saw it as an opportunity to upskill and finally enter the tech field. She found the Verizon Skill Forward program and embarked on a journey that would change her life.
NEW YORK, November 9, 2021 /3BL Media/ - World Kindness Day is November 13, but Verizon and its “partners in kind” are celebrating all week long through the #ACallForKindness campaign. We’re making it easier than ever to spread kindness for what we’re dubbing Kindness Week, during which we’ll launch a special collaboration on a new “kind” of bracelet that you can purchase today, showcase the kindest NFTs you’ll ever find, support a non-profit doing amazing work for veterans, spread kindness with more murals and volunteer to support the military.
Verizon Innovative Learning taps mentors to create STEM career pathways
By: Kenrya Rankin
In her four years as program director for the Verizon Innovative Learning Rural Young Women program at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Maryland, June Evans has seen her students blossom. Hailing from both suburban and semi-rural parts of the county, they have shifted from being uncertain about their place in STEM, to finding a home in design thinking and innovation.
How the Verizon Innovative Learning initiative is changing students’ ideas of what’s possible
Before Mekhi Burgess’ first day at the Young Men of Color program at Clark Atlanta University, he liked STEM, but didn’t see how he could make a career out of it. But after going through a three-week summer immersion experience on the Atlanta, Georgia campus, he knew he wanted to major in computer science.
Verizon Innovative Learning has provided thousands of students at Title I middle schools across the nation with advanced technology, next-generation curriculum and devices and data access that they can use to explore STEM at school and at home. It only makes sense that some of those students would continue their studies and choose careers that put STEM front and center.