US Cellular donation closes “homework gap” for Boys & Girls Club

JOPLIN, Mo. — US Cellular donates 35 hotspots to the Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Missouri .

The donation is apart of the “After School Access Project” that US Cellular takes part in. The total donation equates to $37,000 that will help put an end to the “homework gap” among students without access to reliable internet at home.

US Cellular has also pledged to donate $13 million in hotspots across their markets after seeing the need and the difference these programs have made.

“There are a lot of kids who just don’t have access to internet, and we see kids from ages 6-18 and you know and a lot of online assignments this year,

for them to do their homework at home or anywhere is very beneficial,” said Amia Warren-Development Coordinator.