At the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year, 560 Joliet Township High School students will receive free hotspot devices through Sprint’s 1Million Project. The hotspot device provides 3GB of free high-speed data each month for up to four years while the student is enrolled at Joliet Township High School.
The grant-funded program provides the hotspots at no cost to the district or its students. JTHS actively sought participation in the program to support its 1:1 Technology Initiative, which provides netbook computers to all students. “We are excited to partner with the 1Million Project to provide connectivity for students who do not have reliable internet at home,” said Dr. Ilandus Hampton, Assistant Superintendent for Business Services. “At JTHS we do not want the inability to access the internet at home to be an educational barrier for our students. Participating in this program reduces the digital divide and provides students with the tools they need for success.”
Parents or guardians of JTHS students who would like to apply for this program must complete a short survey, which can be accessed by clicking on the following link: https://tinyurl.com/JTHS1MillionProject. The 560 student applicants with the greatest need will be identified and provided with a hotspot when they receive their computing device next school year. JTHS encourages parents and guardians to take advantage of this opportunity.
For more information about this program or the application, contact the JTHS Technology Help Desk at (815) 774-7800 or email@example.com.
About the 1Million Project
With network support from Sprint, the 1Million Project Foundation is providing one million eligible high school students across the country with free mobile devices and free high-speed internet for up to four years. To learn more visit: http://1millionproject.org/