An $850,000 contribution from AT&T to ChildNet will help local foster care youth succeed in school. The local nonprofit is among 10 recipients nationwide to share in $9.25 million in celebration of AT&T Aspire’s 10-year anniversary. AT&T Aspire is the company’s initiative to help provide access to education and training people need to get and keep good jobs.
ChildNet will use $750,000 of the AT&T funding to expand its Grounded for Life academic mentoring program.
ChildNet will use $100,000 of the AT&T contribution to create an education services specialist position in West Palm Beach. The specialist will serve 300 students placed in Palm Beach County’s foster care system and help them overcome barriers to succeed in school.
AT&T held a contest among its more than 200,000 employees to decide which of the 10 agencies receiving AT&T Aspire contributions should get an extra $100,000, and ChildNet won. Over the last 7 years, AT&T has contributed more than $1.6 million to ChildNet.