LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- Right now, there are more than 5 million American families with school-aged kids who don’t have home internet, and that can impact their shot at success.
Thanks to Sprint and a grant, the entire Freshman class at Little Rock Central High School is getting new free tablets.
That, along with internet connectivity, will allow students to research and write essays from home.
“We have almost 700 Freshmen, so this is an absolutely huge gift, which will make such a difference in the lives of these kids,” says Little Rock Central High Principal Nancy Rousseau.
The One Million Project Foundation launched last year.
By the end of this school year, more than 268,000 students will have access to the internet.
Whenever these students graduate, they get to keep the tablet.