Sprint’s “1Million” Project Puts Devices in the Hands of Displaced Students
Sprint is helping more than 700 high school students from Puerto Rico who were displaced after Hurricane Maria and are now enrolled in Orange County Public Schools. ThroughSprint’s 1Million Project, the students will be receive free wireless devices and free service to complete online homework, tests and other assignments according to a statement issued by the carrier. Students began receiving devices at an event on Saturday, February 10, at Lake Nona High School in Orlando.
“Starting over in a new place and a new school would be a huge challenge for any student,” said Scott Howat, President of the Foundation for OCPS. “But when you consider that many of these kids lost absolutely everything, we recognized there was an even greater need to help them get a fresh start. Because of Sprint’s 1Million Project, we had an amazing opportunity to give them the tools and internet connectivity they will need to succeed in school.”
“Working with OCPS since we launched the 1Million Project with them last year has been such a positive experience, that when the opportunity arose to expand the program, we jumped at the chance to help these very deserving students from Puerto Rico,” said Doug Michelman, president of Sprint’s 1Million Project.
Sprint created the 1Million Project to help close this Homework Gap by providing one million free devices and wireless service to high school students who can’t complete their schoolwork at home because they lack internet access.