Non-profit foundation

The Help Us Grow (H.U.G.) Foundation helps elementary school students develop reading skills, character, and self-confidence. When COVID swept the country, H.U.G. tutors needed a way to connect with students online rather than in person.

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Highlights

Nonprofit uses mobile hotspots to boost child literacy

  • Challenges

    The H.U.G. Foundation helps improve literacy in young students. When the COVID pandemic closed schoolroom doors, the foundation needed a way for its tutors to continue their important work. The key was to go online using the right technology.

  • Results

    Reliable internet connectivity so students and tutors can meet online for reading lessons. Increased student literacy, improved ability to succeed in school, and elevated self-confidence.

  • Solution

    Netgear Nighthawk® LTE Mobile Hotspot Routers connects H.U.G. tutors with students who need their assistance. The devices deliver connectivity to students’ tablet computers, enabling important literacy and life lessons.

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Foundation strives to promote social equality, education for all students

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About Help Us Grow Foundation (H.U.G.)

The foundation works to enrich communities by helping young students develop reading skills, character, and confidence. The foundation pairs students with volunteer tutors who help them achieve grade-level reading by the time they finish third grade.

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