The Screencastify squad is excited to announce that we'll be donating 100% of new Black Friday sales this year.
The donation will benefit EveryoneOn, a national nonprofit working diligently to connect individuals with affordable internet access, low-cost devices, and digital literacy classes. Since 2012, EveryoneOn has connected over 700,000 homes.
Despite the incredible work from organizations like EveryoneOn, students across the country lack access to reliable devices and internet connections. The Associated Press' analysis of Census Bureau data notes that 17% of U.S. students do not have access to a computer at home, and 18% lack access to a reliable internet connection.
A lack of access to devices and a reliable internet connection at home has had a tremendous impact on student achievement. Schoology's most recent report notes that 42 percent of respondents cited a lack of access to devices at home as one of the most significant barriers to student learning.
At Screencastify, we want to do our part to close the digital divide.
This campaign is deeply personal for our team. Since we started, we've been committed to creating a tool that makes digital learning easy and impactful. But that committment depends on every student having access to technology.
We're looking forward to continuing to support EveryoneOn. If you would like to learn more about the work they are doing, check out their digital toolkit.
To contribute to Screencastify's donation, you can purchase a Premium license for $29 on Friday, November 29th.