It is no secret that 2020 has been a year full of unfamiliar change, the most notable differences affecting the education system. It has been a challenging time for students, their families, and faculty alike in adjusting to the new normal. Access to educational supplies and resources that children usually get from school has become increasingly strained as teachers try to help their students at a distance, and through a computer screen. The gap has become even bigger as students have needed learning tools in addition to their normal school supplies.
With this in mind, Yoobi and Verizon Innovative Learning Schools Program decided to team up to make sure students were receiving the tools they need to be able to succeed at home. Classroom Packs containing 425 supplies including pencils, glue sticks, erasers, rulers, folders, crayons, colored pencils, and more will be donated to 101 participating schools in the Verizon Innovative Learning Program. The students within these schools currently receive 1 : 1 devices, access and teacher training through Verizon. By the end of the 2020-2021 school year 50,000 students in need will be impacted as classroom packs from Yoobi are donated to supplement Verizon’s digital donation efforts, helping bridge the divide.
“The heart of our business is helping students and teachers, and we knew that during COVID-19, it was important for us to help supplement Verizon’s work in support of education by providing even more resources to make a greater impact,” said Yoobi co-founder and CEO Ido Leffler. “The entire structure of learning has changed, and we are thrilled to donate to this incredible program and provide the tools needed most during distant learning.”