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Celebrate Verizon Innovative Learning’s latest milestone and learn more about our mission to reach 10 million students by 2030.

A little Verizon Innovative Learning math to get your brain pumping.

We have:

  • 11 years operating 📅
  • A variety of programs offered, including Verizon Innovative Learning Schools, Labs, a summer program, and more
  • Through the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools program in particular, 626 schools enrolled 🏫 (including 34 new Title I schools from 13 school districts in the upcoming 2024-2025 school year)

Verizon Innovative Learning equips students, educators and administrators with technology or resources to address the barriers to digital inclusion in Title I schools and others across the country.

If you aren’t sure how difficult the barrier is to bridge, consider the fact that, according to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), there are still nearly 17 million school children in the U.S. that lack internet access at home.

📖 If our goal is to reach 10 million students🎒by the end of the decade – how will we make it happen?

👩‍🏫It takes a VIL-lage

With leading education partners, Verizon Innovative Learning Schools empowers students with new ways of learning through extensive support for educators, technology-integrated curriculum, emerging technologies including 5G and free internet access.

We also provide educators nationwide with access to tools to help bring new ways of learning into their classrooms through Verizon Innovative Learning HQ. The free next-gen online K-12 education portal offers hundreds of free lessons across subjects ranging from supplemental turnkey lessons to yearlong courses and immersive learning experiences with augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). In fact, Verizon Innovative Learning HQ is a major way we’ve reached our 7 million student goal!

Verizon Innovative Learning HQ also provides over 50 professional development courses, many aligned with microcredentials, enabling educators to learn new skills and feel confident integrating technology into the learning experience.

📚Let’s have a study session

Learn more about Verizon Innovative Learning from a teacher who’s putting it to work in the classroom [02:37]. Marisol Caraballo is a 5th grade teacher at Hawkins Street School in Newark, New Jersey. She runs a jewelry design program for students, teaching the class everything from design technology to entrepreneurship as they sell their artwork.

Marisol actively seeks curriculum inspiration from Verizon Innovative Learning HQ to infuse art into various subjects and is passionate about making learning relevant for students – emphasizing the importance of connecting education to real-world topics.

📌Expanding the reach

According to Rose Stuckey Kirk, Senior Vice President and Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer, we’re continuing to expand the program into new communities, especially focusing on middle schoolers in under-resourced schools. Said Rose, “We are moving into new states and new territory. That’s why I think new districts, such as the one in New Mexico, are going to see the value of the program. It helps us to continue to level the education playing field for so many.”