Verizon Innovative Learning

Building a Brighter Future

By 2020, 77% of US jobs will require technology skills, yet millions of students lack access to technology and resources to help them thrive in a digital economy.

Verizon Innovative Learning (VIL), the education initiative of the Verizon Foundation, addresses this issue by providing free technology, free access, and innovative curriculum to students impacted by the digital divide.

We at Shawnee State University are excited to join Verizon's mission of bringing next-gen technology and innovative curricula to middle school girls as partners under Verizon Innovative Learning, the education initiative of the Verizon Foundation.

Through the program, SSU joins 15 other colleges across the country in teaching young girls in middle school skills like coding, 3D printing, augmented and virtual reality and entrepreneurship through on-campus summer intensive courses, as well as monthly engagements during the school year.

Shawnee State's three-week summer camp will take place from July 16 through August 3, 2018. Females who are entering 6th, 7th, and 8th grades are welcome to register at

More details are as follows:

  • Lunch, refreshments and transportation to/from the community college will be provided to the campers at no-cost during the summer sessions.
  • Each camper will receive a Verizon Ellipsis 10 tablet to keep, provided that they attend 80% of the camp programming.
  • There is no cost to attend this camp.

Verizon Innovative Learning has invested $200 million in STEM education efforts, reaching more than one million students. Learn more about Verizon Innovative Learning education initiatives at

For questions, contact Brittany Bazler at 740-351-3391.

Workforce Development

Contact Information

Angie Duduit
Coordinator, Workforce Development
Shawnee State University
940 Second Street, Massie B50
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Main: (740) 351-3322

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