WASHINGTON (AP) – About 1 million low-income high school students will get free internet access under President Barack Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative for minority males, according to the White House.
The Sprint Corp. will provide students who can’t get on the internet at home with free tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices, and four years of service.
Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure says the goal is to complete distribution within five years.
Obama launched “My Brother’s Keeper” in 2014. The program is among the topics the president will discuss Tuesday in Greensboro, North Carolina, during a forum hosted by “The Undefeated.” The ESPN website explores the intersection of race, sports and culture. ESPN is broadcasting the forum Tuesday night.
Obama plans to campaign in Greensboro for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and North Carolina Democrats.