has announced $20 million in contributions to education organizations through its AT&T Aspire program.
The grants will provide support to organizations in twenty-six states focused on providing students with mobile learning opportunities, career skills, and mentoring. Grant recipients include , which provides a platform where teachers can create and share content; the "Text to Help" program, which answers students’ questions about applying to and paying for college; and , both of which help students gain hands-on work experience in computer science-related fields; and , secure online platforms where students can connect with mentors; and and , which provide students with offline mentoring opportunities.
"As students head back to school, we want to make sure we’re doing our part to help them succeed," said Nicole Anderson, executive director of philanthropy at AT&T Services. "We're collaborating with organizations that help students of all ages access mobile learning, mentors, and the skills they need to hit the ground running beginning this fall and well into their futures."