The Sequoia Union High School District has partnered with Sprint’s 1Million Project project to provide free home internet access to families in need.
Students attending district schools can apply online and will receive their device in a few days, the school district announced (must be logged into their school email account to apply in order for the link to work).
Sprint says the 1Million Project aims to help young students across the nation be better equipped with the ability to accomplish their homework. About 70-percent of teachers assign online homework, and some 5 million families with school-aged children in the U.S. don’t have reliable internet connectivity at home, according to Sprint.
“This disconnect leads to dramatically inequitable outcomes among our students,” the company states.
During last school year, the program’s first year, Sprint distributed 190,000 devices to more than 1,400 schools in 120 district across 30 states.
Photo: Sequoia Union High School District