The Green Bay Packers and UScellular are teaming up for the Leap for Learning program to help identify and award a Wisconsin K-12 school with a $20,000 technology makeover to improve STEM education.
Technology is a vital part of the educational experience for students, providing them with easy-to-access information, accelerated learning and fun opportunities to practice what they learn. But many schools delay updating their classroom technology because of budget constraints, management challenges and time constraints.
Beginning Sept. 12, educators, administrators and parents are invited to nominate a Wisconsin-based K-12 school online at Packers.com/LeapforLearning. Nominations will require a brief summary describing why the school deserves a technology makeover and how it would make a difference to the students. The nominations are open through Oct. 23, when a panel of judges will review all nominations and select one deserving school to receive the award.
"We are proud to join UScellular for the Leap for Learning program to help a Wisconsin K-12 school receive a much-needed technology makeover," said Packers vice president of sales and business development Craig Benzel. "It's important to the Packers to support youth and education throughout Wisconsin and ensure students have access to the resources they need to learn and grow."
UScellular has a longstanding commitment to supporting its local communities through donations and volunteerism. Since 2009, the company has donated more than $22.6 million along with countless experiences and technology items to nonprofit organizations across the country. Additionally, through its After School Access Project UScellular has pledged up to $13 million in hotspots and service to help up to 50,000 youth connect to reliable internet in its markets. For more information about UScellular's corporate social responsibility initiatives, please go to https://www.uscellular.com/get-to-know-us/community-outreach.
"Tech upgrades are critical for students to grow and thrive, not just academically, but socially and emotionally as well," said Kristy Baron, director of Sales for UScellular in Wisconsin. "UScellular cares deeply about our local communities and it's through programs like Leap for Learning that we are proud to support our youth and future leaders in STEM."
UScellular is the fourth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to help customers stay connected to the things that matter most. The Chicago-based carrier provides a strong, reliable network supported by the latest technology and offers a wide range of communication services that enhance consumers' lives, increase the competitiveness of local businesses and improve the efficiency of government operations. Through its After School Access Project, the company has pledged to provide hotspots and service to help up to 50,000 youth connect to reliable internet. Additionally, UScellular has price protected all of its plans, promising not to increase prices through at least the end of 2023. To learn more about UScellular, visit one of its retail stores or www.uscellular.com. To get the latest news, visit newsroom.uscellular.com.