It felt like Christmas morning at Potomac High School in Oxon Hill as students unpacked brand new cell phones and tablets."It's great because one, I don't have a device at home so now that I do, I can do those online assignments," said senior Keon Gilchrist.
The gifts come from Sprint as part of the newly launched "1Million Project," which seeks to close the homework divide.
"So many students go home and they don't have service at their house to do their homework right? They're trying to get hotspots and WiFi. So this allows them to go home, connect their devices and allows them to get their homework done while they're at home," said Paul Owens, Regional Marketing Manager at Sprint.
Through the "1Million Project," students in need across Prince George's County receive a free smartphone, tablet or hotspot device and three gigabytes of high-speed data per month.
The 1Million Project Foundation is a public charity with 501(c)(3) status. Federal Tax ID 82-2640564. Cash donations to the 1Million Project Foundation are tax deductible.