HOUSTON, TX (December 11, 2021) – Today, First Tee of Greater Houston announced a collaboration with AT&T that will improve the digital access and literacy of Houston youth: the launch of Houston’s first AT&T Connected Learning Center at FM Law Park, located at 8400 Mykawa Road.
Vice Mayor Pro-Tem Martha Castex-Tatum and other community and local officials were present at the ribbon cutting celebrating the opening of the first Houston-based AT&T Connected Learning Center.
The inspiration for the AT&T Connected Learning Centers began with the recognition that education is vital to the long-term success of our society, yet many students in underserved communities lack the connectivity, devices and educational resources required to succeed in today’s learning environment.
AT&T Connected Learning Centers help students, parents and families overcome these barriers by providing access to high-speed AT&T Fiber internet and Wi-Fi, new Dell computers, as well as engaging education and digital literacy content from Khan Academy, the Public Library Association and more.
FM Law Park is the home of First Tee – Greater Houston, which is dedicated to impacting the lives of young people in the community by providing learning facilities and recreational opportunities. First Tee provides educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values, and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.
First Tee is linking young people to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) through a program called First Tee STEM Links. The STEM Links program supports “School” by bridging participant learning in science and math classrooms to practical experiences in golf. First Tee STEM Links leads participants through nine STEM experiments.
As part of the AT&T Connected Learning Center program, AT&T is providing a contribution to First Tee – Greater Houston in the amount of $50,000 to purchase computer lab equipment and support staff and volunteers. AT&T employees are also taking an active role in the AT&T Connected Learning Centers, providing mentoring and tutoring for students and families.
About First Tee of Greater Houston:
Founded in 2004, First Tee – Greater Houston is affiliated with the national program that began in 1997. Last year, out of 150 chapters in the network, our local chapter served 353,428 youth, leading the nation in the total number of young people reached. First Tee’s missionis to impact the lives of young people in the Greater Houston area by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values, and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. First Tee is reaching young people in all 50 states and select international locations on golf courses, in elementary schools and through other youth-serving organizations. First Tee is reaching young people in all 50 states and select international locations on golf courses, in elementary schools and through other youth-serving organizations.
About Philanthropy & Social Innovation at AT&T
We’re committed to advancing education, creating opportunities, strengthening communities and improving lives. AT&T Connected Learning is a multi-year commitment to narrow the homework gap, so today’s learners are connected with skills, resources, and opportunities for success in school and in life. Since 2008, we’ve committed $600 million to programs that help millions of students across all 50 states and around the world, particularly those in underserved communities.