LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Students at the W.E.B. DuBois Academy were welcomed by cheers and high five by Verizon team members as they entered the building on Friday morning.
The celebration was all to kick off the Verizon Innovative Learning program; The DuBois Academy is one of only five Louisville schools participating.
The program is funded by the Verizon Foundation and officials said it will boost student focused-STEM learning with free technology, free internet access, and a technology-infused curriculum.
"We really just want to ensure that when these children enter the workforce, technology will be 77 percent of the careers available to them and we want to do our part in ensuring their success," Verizon representative Allison Daniel said.
Since 2012, Verizon Innovative Learning has committed a total of $400 million to students.