Dear family and friends,
The internet has transformed the way many of us operate, communicate and connect on a daily basis. Sadly, it has also created a gap between families that can afford home internet access and the 5 million families with school-aged children that can't.
For those living paycheck to paycheck, food, shelter and utilities understandably take a higher priority over internet access. But because 70% of teachers are now assigning homework requiring online access, connectivity isn't a luxury — it's an absolute necessity for students.
To help close the Homework Gap, the Sprint Foundation with support from Sprint has launched the 1Million Project. With an ambitious goal of providing 1 million devices and free connectivity to high school students across America who do not have home internet access, we’re aiming to change the trajectory of these students’ lives.
We believe all students are curious, want a bright future and are willing to work hard to earn it. We also believe having home internet access means more time to learn, imagine, create, accomplish and graduate. I know you believe these things too, which is why we need your help.
I am proud to support the efforts of the 1Million Project. To donate toward my fundraising goal, please visit my fundraising site. I know it is a lot to ask, but any amount of support would be greatly appreciated and your contribution will move us toward connecting more students around the country. Please join me and the 1Million Project to help solve America’s Homework Gap.
Thank you in advance for your generous support,