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Press Release -- December 14th, 2015
Source: Sprint Nextel

Sprint and Youth Guidance Launch #Sprint4Change to Help Chicago Students Achieve Their Dreams

The Efforts To Motivate Chicago High School Students Aim for Higher Education Continues

CHICAGO (BUSINESS WIRE), December 14, 2015 – Today, Sprint (NYSE:S, news, filings) and Youth Guidance announced #Sprint4Change, a unique learning experience developed to help Chicago High School Students who are passionate about the arts achieve their dreams. The #Sprint4Change program has been designed as an all-day music experience to help students discover their passion and motivate them to strive for higher education.

The #Sprint4Change program taking place next Monday, December 21, 2015 will focus on the music industry. These students will have a one-of-a-kind learning experience as they create and produce their own song with professionals at the Chicago Recording Company. The students will be learning about music theory, song arrangement, music business, performance techniques and more by renowned music industry professionals like Danny Leake and Donald Lawrence before they end their night at the legendary House of Blues to experience first-hand what it takes to put on a concert.

“Students involved with Youth Guidance have such a bright future ahead of them and we need to help them connect with more mentors,” said Tracy Nolan, Sprint President and General Manager of Illinois and Wisconsin. “Networking is key to young millennials and if there is anything we can do to help them succeed, I promise we will.”

When the Sprint for Chicago initiative launched in March, Sprint appointed Tracy Nolan to further support the Chicago community by collaborating with community organizations and sponsoring more Chicago programs and events. Tracy has also been instrumental in simplifying the consumer experience, enhancing the network and improving overall customer service.

“Tracy and Sprint have been huge supporters this year and we are so thankful for their efforts to make Youth Guidance a part of their organization,” said Michelle Morrison, Youth Guidance CEO. “Sprint has created this program just for the students and I couldn’t be more excited.”

This is not the first time Sprint has created a specific event for Youth Guidance students. Earlier this year, Sprint took 100 Youth Guidance Working on Womanhood students to a Chicago Sky WNBA game and dinner. Sheryl Swoopes, head coach of the women’s basketball team at Loyola University and WNBA legend, joined the festivities and inspired young women to dream big.

About Sprint:

Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served more than 58.6 million connections as of September 30, 2015 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the past five years. You can learn more and visit Sprint or and


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