Awardees Announced!

AT&T K-12 connected learning program

There Are
Hotspots going to
States Across the U.S.
This covers
Schools and
Nonprofits Nationwide

Learn more about the nonprofits and schools leveraging this program to help kids across the country.

Impact Stories

May 18, 2022

Keeping kids connected: Connected Learning Program gives rural students a chance to learn outside the classroom

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Marion, Kentucky (May 18, 2022) – As part of AT&T’s $10 million commitment to helping our nation’s most at-risk children, the company and national nonprofit Connected Nation (CN) partnered last year to deliver hotspots to 150 schools...

April 25, 2022

C5 Youth Foundation of Southern California lands first place, largest cash prize at the national Kids Tech Summit

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Virtual event – (April 25, 2021) – C5 Youth Foundation of Southern California (C5LA) earned top honors at the national Kids Tech Summit held Friday, April 22. The friendly competition was hosted by national nonprofit Connected Nation (...

April 12, 2022

Connected Nation invites teachers, parents to host watch parties, cheer on student teams for the national Kids Tech Summit

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Bowling Green, Kentucky (April 12, 2021) – The national Kids Tech Summit will take place in less than 10 days on Friday, April 22 at 4pm (eastern). The finals for this event will feature four student teams from organizations located ac...

April 4, 2022

Finalist in national Kids Tech Summit wants to help older generations tackle tech

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Des Moines, Iowa (April 4, 2022) – Nancy Mwirotsi confesses that she’s a “tech dropout,” but also points to that as one reason she founded Pi515 — a nonprofit focused on introducing girls and boys from different social and soci...

March 31, 2022

Kahauiki Village students to compete in national Kids Tech Summit while bringing their community together

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Honolulu, Hawai’i (March 31, 2022) – Residents of Kahauiki Village may have all come from different walks of life — but once they arrive, they become part of a larger family. “Once families move here, Kahauiki Village is their ho...

March 28, 2022

Teens teaching teens to build a more digitally diverse and equitable world

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Computers 4 People expands to include Computers 4 People 4 Teens Hoboken, New Jersey (March 28, 2022) – The Kids Tech Summit taking place April 22 challenges K-12 students to use their digital skills to help the community. Four student...

March 24, 2022

The simple change one 10th grader says we can make to attract more people to STEM

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“True innovation comes from including many perspectives.” Los Angeles, California (March 24, 2022) – Mariela Cruz-Suarez and her teammates at C5 Youth Foundation of Southern California (C5LA) are pretty excited about competing in t...

AT&T K-12 Homework Gap Program: Frequently Asked Questions

IMPORTANT NOTICE/DISCLAIMER: Connected Nation, Inc. (CN) has been selected as an independent third-party non-profit organization to assist AT&T in fulfilling its K-12 homework gap program commitment and will make the sole and final determination as to which schools or non-profit organizations, if any, receive an award under the program. The submission of an application is part of a competitive process that in no way guarantees the award of any contribution to the applicant. CN is not an agent of AT&T, and this program is entirely independent of any past, current, or future E-rate procurement process. An award agreement must be fully executed before any award under this program is final.

Additional Resources for Students and Parents

Learn More About the Awardees

According to the Alliance for Excellent Education, nearly 17 million public K-12 students have fallen into the “homework gap” due to COVID-19 school closures. In addition, Bellwether Education Partners estimates that approximately 3 million at-risk students may not have experienced any formal education—virtual or in-person—since March 2020.

These schools and nonprofits are receiving devices and services to help finally close that homework gap for some of our nation’s most at-risk kids. Use the map below to find links to each of the groups benefitting from this program. Click here for the full list of awardees.