Friday, December 16, 2016

News in this week’s Herald: Lake Worth High School part of Sprint’s “1 Million Project”

“Lake Worth Community High School was the only high school in the state of Florida to be included in this program.”

The entire article is on page 10 of this week’s Herald; here are two excerpts:

Lake Worth Community High School has been selected as one of 11 high schools across the country to be part of Sprint’s new pilot program entitled the 1 Million Project.
     The 1 Million Project is designed to help close the homework gap by giving one million disadvantaged high school students free mobile devices and internet.
     Five hundred (500) Lake Worth High School students will be enrolled in the project which kicks off in January, 2017. Sprint will be providing a mix of free smartphones, tablets and LTE data per month to each of the students for four years.

[and. . .] 

     Claudio Hidalgo, Sprint’s Florida Region President stated, “High school is a critical period in the lives of our young people as it marks the time they begin to build the skills needed to prepare for college and the world ahead.”