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.