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Foundation to give 560 Joliet Township High School students free wireless hotspots

560 Joliet Township High School District 204 students will receive free wireless hotspot devices through Sprint's 1Million Project at the start of the 2019-20 school year.
560 Joliet Township High School District 204 students will receive free wireless hotspot devices through Sprint's 1Million Project at the start of the 2019-20 school year.

At the start of the 2019-20 school year, 560 Joliet Township High School District 204 students will receive free wireless hotspots through Sprint’s 1Million Project.

The device provides 3 gigabytes of free, high-speed data each month for up to four years while students are enrolled in District 204, according to a news release.

The 1Million Project Foundation is providing a million eligible high school students across the country free mobile devices and high-speed internet for up to four years.

The grant-funded program provides the hotspots at no cost to the district or its students. JTHS sought participation in the program to support its “1:1 Technology Initiative,” which provides netbook computers to all students.

“We are excited to partner with the 1Million Project to provide connectivity for students who do not have reliable internet at home,” JTHS Assistant Superintendent for Business Services Ilandus Hampton said in the release. “At JTHS we do not want the inability to access the internet at home to be an educational barrier for our students.”

Parents or guardians of JTHS students who want to apply for this program must complete a short survey, which can be accessed online at the district’s website. The 560 student applicants with the greatest need will be provided with a hotspot when they receive their computing device next school year.

For information about this program or the application, contact the JTHS Technology Help Desk at 815-774-7800 or email helpdesk@jths.org.

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