MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – AT&T is teaming up with Southwest Tennessee Community College toshow it believes in Tennessee students.
The two groups handed out school supplies Tuesday to students at DunbarElementary School in Orange Mound.
AT&T also presented to $5,000 check to Southwest Tn CommunityCollege’s Emergency Fund, which helps students who have an unexpected expense,like a flat tire on the way to class.
“For many of us, if we walk outside and encountera flat tire or dead battery, it’s a matter of getting to our local store topurchase another. For many students, that’s a decision on whether they canactually get to class. It’s a decision on whether their family eats that week,”said Jacqueline Faulkner, VP of Student Affairs at Southwest Tn CommunityCollege.
All of this was made possible by AT&T’s new “BelieveTennessee” initiative, which aims to remove barriers to academic success.