For millions of young people across the U.S. and Latin America, education will be the essential enabler of opportunity. Because today’s youth will pursue careers in a world that is increasingly digital and defined by technological innovation, they will need a sound academic foundation in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). These are the same skills that DIRECTV will need from our future workforce to be a sustainable and innovative company. Building STEM skills requires a rigorous curriculum, well-trained teachers, adequate facilities and technology that enhances classroom learning.
At DIRECTV, we are working to help build the foundation for strong education by partnering with innovative nonprofit organizations that are making an impact for strong education, especially in STEM, on children across the Americas. Our investments in educational programming, teacher training, internships, mentoring, technology and facilities are having a positive impact on student performance.