AT&T Contributes to New UTeach Tutoring Initiative

[caption id="attachment_3716" align="alignright" width="300"](L-R) College of Education and Health Professions Interim Dean Deidre Greer, AT&T representative Terry Smith, Provost Tom Hackett, Earth and Space Sciences professor and UTeach Columbus Science Co-Director Kimberly Shaw, and Interim Associate Dean for the College of Education and Health Professions and UTeach Columbus Education Co-Director Deborah Gober stand to honor the new STEM tutoring initiative at Columbus State University with a $2,000 donation from AT&T. (L-R) College of Education and Health Professions Interim Dean Deidre Greer, AT&T representative Terry Smith, Provost Tom Hackett, Earth and Space Sciences professor and UTeach Columbus Science Co-Director Kimberly Shaw, and Interim Associate Dean for the College of Education and Health Professions and UTeach Columbus Education Co-Director Deborah Gober stand to honor the new STEM tutoring initiative at Columbus State University with a $2,000 donation from AT&T.[/caption]

COLUMBUS, Ga - AT&T representative Terry Smith today presented a $2,000 check from AT&T to Columbus State University’s UTeach program to support a STEM tutoring initiative for at-risk high school students in Columbus. This funding will enable CSU UTeach students to provide 200 hours of free tutoring in math and science to high school students in need. Five local high schools are classified as Title I schools and will benefit from targeted tutoring for students. Title I is designated for schools with the highest percentages of children from low-income families.

The STEM tutoring initiative aims to improve graduation rates for local high school students and enhance their college and career readiness. The program will also enhance the work experience of UTeach students at CSU. Best practices training provided by the UTeach program ensures that UTeach students are highly qualified to teach critical math and science concepts to high school students.

AT&T has previously contributed $125,000 to support UTeach Columbus and CSU’s STEM Honors Camp.

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