Verizon Unveils A Program To Celebrate Black History Month - NJTechReviews

Today Verizon Wireless has unveiled a program that will celebrate Black History Month. That is “A Day in the Life of a History Maker”. They have partnered with Get SchooledUNCF, and Teacher Planet. This program will help to motivate students in the New York Metro REgion by highlighting some African-American History makers. Students can submit an essay about “how they plan to make history”. There will be 5(five) winners who will get chance to meet and spend an afternoon with Amber Riley in NYC. Amber Riley starts on the hit TV series “GLEE“. You can enter until March 31, 2012 at Verizon Insider. You can also nominate your highs cool to win a visit from Amber Riley. You vote for your favorite school and the school with the most votes will win. You can vote for your school as many times as you like. You can enter through February 29, 2012 on the Verizon Insider website. She will also star in 5(five) web videos, that focus on education, empowerment, innovation, leadership and inspiration. They will work with themed Lesson Plans of past and present history makers that teachers can download and use in their class.  Terrence J, the star of BET’s 106 & Park, will do a “meet and greet” at a Verizon Wireless store. It will take place on February 14th at the Verizon Wireless retail store located at 166 West 125th Street, New York, NY. It is great to see Verizon Wireless honoring and celebrating Black History Month. For more info check out the Press Release and Video below.

Celebrate Black History. Win a day with Amber Riley!

Press Release

VERIZON WIRELESS INTRODUCES EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH 

  • Winners Will Meet Glee Star Amber Riley; Terrence J, Star of BET TV Show 106 & Park to visit the Harlem Store on February 14th
  • “A Day in the Life of a History Maker” Program Partners include UNCF, Teacher Planet and Get Schooled
  • The program will run from February to March, 2012: all high school students in the New York Metro Region are encouraged to participate
  • To enter, students must submit an essay on “How Will You Be the Next History Maker?”

            WARREN, NEW JERSEY — Verizon Wireless, provider of America’s largest 4G LTE network, announced today that it has launched “A Day in the Life of a History Maker” program to celebrate Black History Month. The program, a partnership with the UNCFTeacher Planet, and Get Schooled, was developed to inspire and motivate high school students across the New York Metro Region by highlighting some of today’s most influential African American history makers.

Students in the New York Metro area are encouraged to participate in the program by submitting a 500 word essay about how they plan to make history.  Entries will be accepted through March 31, 2012 at the Verizon Insider website. Five lucky winners will receive a chance to meet and spend an afternoon with Amber Riley, star of the hit TV series Glee, in New York City.

Students can also nominate their high school through February 29, 2012 to win a special visit from Ms. Riley. Voting is unlimited and the school with the most votes wins. Additionally, the actress is scheduled to star in five webisode vignettes on topics like education, empowerment, innovation, leadership and inspiration. The vignettes will coincide with themed Lesson Plans of past and present history makers that teachers will be able to download for use in their classrooms. To further support the program, Terrence J, the star of BET’s 106 & Park, will participate in a meet and greet on February 14th at the Verizon Wireless retail store located at 166 West 125th Street, New York, NY.

“Education and diversity are incredibly important to Verizon Wireless,” said Pat Devlin, president of Verizon Wireless, New York Metro Region. “We worked hard to make this multifaceted program relevant to today’s students, and we hope that it inspires them to become great history makers themselves.”

More than 1,000 schools are expected to participate, with more than 1.4 million students and 328,000 educators.  Verizon Wireless will also support this program on Facebook and Twitter.  Students are encouraged to visithttp://www.verizoninsider.com/blackhistory for complete details on the essay contest and school voting.

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