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Verizon Innovative Learning

Rural Young Women & Young Men of Color

Verizon Innovative Learning, Verizon’s education initiative, is a key part of Citizen Verizon, the company’s responsible business plan for economic, environmental and social advancement. The initiative ensures equitable access to education in under-resourced communities across the nation. In support of under-represented populations in STEM fields, Verizon Innovative Learning in partnership with NACCE offers a year-round program that works with middle-school aged young men of color, and rural young women through over 45 NACCE member colleges across the country to teach next-gen technology skills and entrepreneurship.  For this program, each student is offered an immersive STEM experience during a three-week summer camp followed by sessions offered once a month throughout the year. Participants are additionally paired with a mentor for the duration of the program, into the next academic year. Students also receive career exposure opportunities led by Verizon employee volunteers.

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The Verizon Innovative Learning Rural Young Women Program provides girls from under-resourced middle schools a supportive STEM-enrichment educational experience. The Rural Young Women Program is aligned with project-based learnings taken from real world challenges, and invites STEM exploration, career exploration, and personal development. We welcome the participation of any middle school student regardless of gender identity.

The Verizon Innovative Learning Young Men of Color Program provides boys from under-resourced middle schools a supportive STEM-enrichment educational experience. The Young Men of Color Program is aligned with project-based learnings taken from real world challenges, and invites STEM exploration, career exploration, and personal development. We welcome the participation of any middle school student regardless of gender identity.