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Press Release -- April 6th, 2020
Source: AT&T
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AT&T Supports Families & Educators

AT&T Supports Families & Educators During School Closures and Social Distancing

One of AT&T’s core values is to be there when people need us. Our response to the COVID-19 pandemic is rooted in that belief. Below is more information about how we’re supporting families and educators dealing with school closures and social distancing. To learn more about all we’re doing to support our employees, customers and communities during the COVID-19 crisis, visit our COVID-19 page.

“Our country is grappling with an unprecedented challenge,” said Randall Stephenson, Chairman and CEO of AT&T Inc. “Now more than ever before, connecting people with the resources they need to maintain a sense of normalcy is paramount.”

AT&T Creates $10 Million Fund to Support Parents, Teachers & Students Throughout COVID-19 School Closures – March 20, 2020

We created a Distance Learning and Family Connections Fund to give parents, students and teachers tools they need for at-home learning. The $10 million fund also will provide families resources to maintain meaningful connections and stay well while isolated from one another.

The first contribution from the Fund was $1 million to Khan Academy. This collaboration will improve and expand online learning resources to meet growing demand from parents, teachers and students, including those who rely on free resources and need Khan Academy the most. It will also support the development of new resources designed specifically for COVID-19 school closures.

Read the announcement.

AT&T Bringing Families Together with Contribution to Caribu – March 24, 2020

To help keep families connected during this uncertain time, we’re proud to fund free access and unlimited use of Caribu through May 24. Caribu is a video-calling app that allows family members to read, draw, and play games with one another while in distant locations. With thousands of popular book titles and activities available, Caribu is both a learning and a social tool that can bring families closer together and battle the isolation many will face over coming weeks.

Learn more here.

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