Harrisburg Private School Launches Partnership, Offers Unlimited Data, Talk, Text Free to Families
The partnership formed from discoveries made during a study of Harrisburg City. "We regularly perform assessments of local communities to determine the major unmet needs to better serve our families" stated David Barkley, Bright Futures' President. "Three years ago, we identified the need for reliable internet access in the home for many of the families we serve and the families with children in the local school districts." Barkley also described how limited and inconsistent access leads to poor academic performance. "In the education field, we call this the "Homework Gap" or "Digital Divide" where the lack of resources jeopardizes student success and leads to negative outcomes. When a student fails in the classroom he/she eventually exhibits behavioral or social-emotional issues."
While Bright Futures hopes parents and families of local districts will take advantage of the opportunity to have connectivity at no cost, the offering actually extends to all Pennsylvanians and nationwide. The cellular provider, FreeMii, supports the four biggest U.S. carriers. If you purchase an order directly from the site, you will be shipped a network compatible SIM card to activate. The normal upfront purchase for membership and activation is $149 as shown on FreeMii.com but with the Labor Day promotion you can purchase at the Bright Futures Main Campus and get $50 discount. You can also purchase various phone models at a reduced cost at the school.
FreeMii's key difference from other cellular providers is the membership community. After signup and activation, all members join the FreeMii community and can directly interact with other members. When you sign up you can choose to get a new phone and a new number, keep your old phone and get a new number, or even keep your current phone and your current phone number. After activation, members are never billed or charged for any monthly service. The only plan FreeMii offers is unlimited data, talk, and text for $0/month after activation. The data restrictions may cap speeds at 22-25 gigs of data every month for heavy users but is more than enough for most members.
Bright Futures' Executive Director, Shayla Mitchell, explains "Our service area for education has always been local including Harrisburg, Steelton, Central Dauphin, Swatara, Middletown and Susquehanna. We also serve families from West Shore across Cumberland and Perry counties." Mitchell, who manages the school of almost 200 mainly preschool students, believes this partnership can be a game changer. "FreeMii is an incredible opportunity for our families. We understand our community has a number of tremendous needs and we know by affording internet access completely free, we will be take the first major step toward changing Central PA for the better."
Starting Tuesday, (September 4th, 2018) you can sign up and purchase at the Bright Futures Main Campus (1745 N. Cameron Street, HBG 17103) every weekday from 3PM to 7PM or Online at FreeMii.com Activations for new phones are immediate.
Freemii is an online membership-based community empowering its members with free mobile connectivity. Members conveniently enjoy unlimited wireless data, talk and text Free For Life on mobile. Freemii currently supports all major US networks nationwide networks and also offers its membership service to schools and school districts.
For more on FreeMii or to sign-up visit https://www.FreeMii.com
Support: support@FreeMii.com 888-847-6854
About Bright Futures
Bright Futures Learning Centers is a privately-operated child care center and private school with multiple locations in the Greater Harrisburg Area. The company focuses on community advancement through early childhood education. Bright Futures has serve.
For more on Bright Futures Learning Centers, Inc. visit https://www.BrightFuturesPA.org or contact the school directly
School Phone: 717.236.2000
Bright Futures Admin
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