BATON ROUGE, LA — May 24, 2018 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced that AT&T Louisiana has contributed $40,000 to the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program as part of AT&T Aspire, the company’s philanthropic initiative which drives innovation in education to promote student success in school and beyond.
The contribution supports a four-week coding and web development course conducted by The Future’s Fund as a part of the Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program. The program will employ 250 young people, and 50 of those students will participate in entrepreneurship, technology, and software development courses. This project-based learning environment promotes innovation and creativity to foster skills to meet the needs of the future workforce.
“I'm grateful for AT&T’s continued dedication to improving access to educational opportunities through this generous contribution,” said Mayor Broome. “These STEM-based courses will give students a boost in learning more about the potential career opportunities ahead of them.”
Sonia Perez, President of AT&T Louisiana, commented, “Supporting education and workforce development efforts through contributions like this one to the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program and the coding course conducted through the Future's Fund is another important way that AT&T Louisiana puts a high priority on growing the economy of the future for the people of Louisiana.”
About AT&T Aspire:
AT&T invests in education and job training to create a skilled and diverse workforce that powers our company – and our country – for the future. Through the AT&T Aspire initiative, AT&T helps provide access to education and training people need to get and keep good jobs. Since 2008, AT&T has committed $400 million to programs to help millions of students in all 50 states and around the world. AT&T Aspire brings together the power of our network – our employees, our technology and organizations – to connect people to opportunities through education and job training.