2009 Verizon Tech Savvy Awards
501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, including community-based nonprofits, libraries and schools may apply.
Religious or sectarian organizations may apply only if the program(s) offered serve a broad cross-section of the community.
The Verizon Tech Savvy Awards recognize outstanding educational programs that demystify technology for parents so that they may better support their child’s academic and social growth in an increasingly complex 21st century. Established in 2007 by the Verizon Foundation, the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL), and Former First Lady of Iowa Christie Vilsack, the Verizon Tech Savvy Awards are the first national awards given to intergenerational digital learning programs.
Goals of the Verizon Tech Savvy Awards
To provide an incentive for grassroots, community-based nonprofit organizations, libraries and schools to include information communications technology literacy for parents as a component to enhance existing literacy programming
To promote and support programming that empowers parents and subsequently their children to utilize technology-based resources and tools for literacy and language learning
To encourage intergenerational applications of technology that improve the literacy and life skills of both parents and children
To recognize innovative programming that prepares families for success in the 21st century through the use of digital media
To help parents be active participants in all facets of their children’s education
Deadline: December 12, 2008
Maximum Award: $5,000-$25,000
Number Of Awards: 4 and 1
For nominee inquiries, contact:
502-584-1133, ext. 131