Sprint 1Million Foundation Program
Internet Access + Hard Work = Great Grades & Brighter Futures
Great news! NECSD is participating in the 1Million Project. This means you may be eligible to receive a free wireless device and free high-speed mobile Internet service (for up to four years) while in high school.
Qualifying Students can receive a FREE Hotspot Device for 24/7 Internet Access from the 1Million Project!
With your high-speed wireless internet connectivity you can:
- Use your NECSD provided Chromebook virtually anywhere you go!
- Do research for your school papers and projects
- Watch teacher-assigned videos
- Learn how to complete a complicated math problem online
- Submit homework online
- Communicate with your teachers
- Practice for the SAT
- Gain the digital skills needed for today’s jobs
Learn More About the 1Million Project
The project's mission is to help 1 million high school students who do not have reliable Internet access at home reach their full potential by giving them mobile devices and free high-speed Internet access.
Why are they tackling this national problem? Because there is a serious Homework Gap in this country. 70% of America’s school teachers assign homework to be completed online, but more than 5 million families with school-aged children do not have reliable internet connectivity at home. This disconnect leads to dramatically inequitable outcomes among our students. This isn’t fair. It isn’t right. And it doesn’t need to happen.
Without access to these free devices and service, for many of these students the go-to solution is to do their homework at fast-food restaurants, where the Wi-Fi is free. Other students spend hours in restaurant parking lots. Many also wait in long lines at libraries to secure the time online to complete their homework. Again, this isn’t fair, it isn’t right and it doesn’t need to happen.