Spectrum announces $20,000 Spectrum Digital Education grant for Children’s Trust of South CarolinaMarch 6, 2023
Spectrum announced Children’s Trust of South Carolina has received a $20,000 Spectrum Digital Education grant for their online resource hub, scParents.org. The grant is part of the broadband connectivity provider’s six-year, $8 million commitment to promote digital education and broadband technology in communities across the country.
Children’s Trust of South Carolina will use the funding to support programs on their website, scParents.org. The site features tool kits and tip sheets on various parenting services including child safety, development and positive parenting.
“In our online world, digital skills are critical to navigating everything from finding a job, to going to school, to buying groceries – yet too many families still have not adopted internet at home,” said Rahman Khan, Vice President of Community Impact for Charter Communications, Inc., which operates the Spectrum brand of Internet, Mobile, TV and Voice services. “As one of the largest internet providers in the U.S., Spectrum is committed to supporting local initiatives like Children’s Trust of South Carolina that promote digital literacy and inclusion and help educate to community members across South Carolina about the value of adopting broadband in their lives so they can succeed in today’s connected society.”
Children’s Trust of South Carolina is one of 47 nonprofit organizations that Spectrum is supporting through its 2022 Spectrum Digital Education grant program. In all, the company will invest $1.1 million this year to support digital literacy in underserved rural and urban communities within Spectrum’s 41-state service area, including South Carolina. Spectrum launched the program in 2017, recognizing that education and digital literacy are as important as affordability relative to a household’s lack of broadband services. Charter has funded more than 120 nonprofit organizations in 23 states and Washington, D.C. through Spectrum Digital Education.
“Children’s Trust is grateful to Spectrum for their support of scParents.org, our web-based platform of free and reduced-cost resources in South Carolina,” said Sue Williams, CEO, Children’s Trust of South Carolina. “Their funding will help us connect parents and caregivers to local services and programs, which we know is critical to preventing child abuse and neglect.”
More information about Spectrum Digital Education and Charter’s philanthropic initiatives to support communities is available here.
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