This week, Jumoke Academy in Hartford launched wireless internet technology on its Blue Hills’ campus. The wireless technology was made possible by a $20,000 grant from AT&T. Founded in 1997 by Thelma Ellis Dickerson as one of Connecticut’s first constitutionally approved charter schools, Jumoke Academy serves 413 Greater Hartford children ranging from kindergarten to eighth grade.
“Thelma Ellis Dickerson’s Jumoke Academy is grateful to AT&T for giving our school and our students the ability to access the Internet. Wireless Internet will enhance our schools’ classroom environment and help our students succeed to their fullest potential,” said Jumoke Academy CEO, Dr. Michael M. Sharpe.
“The long-term success of our students remains in the hands of Connecticut educators, and we must provide them with the necessary tools to become the leaders of tomorrow,” said State Senator Eric Coleman, who was instrumental in obtaining the grant from AT&T. “I am proud of AT&T for its continued commitment to education and for bringing this technology to Jumoke Academy.”