DOT USA Awarded $15,000 Grant from Entergy

By August 20, 2012
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Entergy Empowers TeachUp to Help Teachers, Students and Adults Use 21st Century Technology to Boost Their Education and Employment Success.

DSC_0186.JPGThe Entergy Foundation has awarded a $15,000 grant to Digital Opportunity Trust USA to support the TeachUp! Technology Empowerment Initiative in public schools and community sites across Northwest Mississippi.

"We are proud to partner with the TeachUp! Program, because we view it as one of the most exciting and effective programs serving Mississippi public schools, " stated Liz Brister, manager of external affairs for Entergy Mississippi. "Entergy has provided support to the TeachUp! Program for the last four years because of the success the program is having in helping teachers increase the use of 21st century technology in Mississippi classrooms to boost student success."

With the support of Entergy Mississippi, Digital Opportunity Trust USA has placed 150 TeachUp! Technology Empowerment Interns in public schools and community sites across Northwest Mississippi where they help teachers, students and adults improve their technical and 21stcentury professional skills to prepare for success in today's technology-driven economy.

"We are proud to partner with Entergy Mississippi to continue growing the reach and impact of the TeachUp! Program on Mississippi schools and education," said Deanna Stewart, Program Director of DOT USA, "So that we may better prepare citizens, present and future, to compete and succeed in a 21st century, technology-driven world of work."

The TeachUp! Interns spend the full year serving as technology integration support and knowledge sharers for 3,750 public school teachers-helping them accelerate the use of 21st century learning technologies in the classrooms of the 75,000 public school students they serve. Successful integration of technology in classrooms is boosting student success, retention and preparation for careers in an increasingly high tech economy.

With Entergy's support TeachUp Interns also serve in WIN Job Centers, public libraries, and other community sites where the interns help adults in the region acquire the computer skills they need to qualify for better jobs.

A Mississippi-based nonprofit, Digital Opportunity Trust's unique TeachUp! program has provided technology empowerment services to 500 schools and 480,000 students across Mississippi and Louisiana. Entergy's support enables DOT USA to serve nearly 100,000 at-risk students and vulnerable adults across the Mississippi Delta and Northwest Mississippi.


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