"I can use this to complete my homework and do research, I'm really excited," said members of the freshmen class from Butler High. The Richmond County School System has partnered with Sprint to be the recipient of over 600 devices and participate in the 1Million Project. The 1Million Project helps to close the Homework Gap by providing 1 million free devices and wireless service to high school students who can’t complete their schoolwork at home because they lack internet access.
The Richmond County School System is one of 118 school districts across the country participating. The 2017-2018 school year marks the first year of the initiative with more than 180,000 students in 1,300 schools across 30 states. Every year over the next five years, hundreds of thousands of high schoolers who lack internet access at home will join and benefit from the 1Million Project.