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Closing the gap on the digital divide in our schools

Posted at 4:38 PM, Feb 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-03 18:38:22-05

NFL Player Kelvin Beachum and Financial Expert, Winnie Sun are tackling the issue of education in our schools, or lack thereof.

In an increasingly digital world, there is a divide between students who have sufficient access to computers and internet access and those who do not. The increased shift to remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic has shined a spotlight on this digital divide. Every student deserves the chance to prosper and Kelvin and Winnie are sharing the news about what financial platform Intuit, the makers of Turbo Tax, is doing to help, partnering with school districts to close the gap on this digital divide and expand possibilities for students and teachers around the world.

Fast Facts:
*The United Nations Children’s Fund estimates 33% (464 million) of children worldwide lack access to the tools needed for remote learning
*36% of low-income parents reported their children were unable to complete their schoolwork at home because they lacked access to a computer compared to just 14% of middle-income and 4% of upper-income
*40% of low-income parents reported their children having to use public Wi-Fi to finish schoolwork because there is not a reliable internet connection at home compared to just 13% of middle-income and 6% of upper-income

About Kelvin Beachum:
Kelvin Beachum is a professional football player by occupation, but making a positive impact is his passion and purpose. On game day he battles in the trenches along the offensive line. Off the field, you can find him battling hunger, and working to increase education and opportunity for young people.

About Winnie Sun:
Winnie is one of the most trusted and followed financial voices on social media today. Her trending business tweetchat averages over 150 MM impressions per week on Twitter. With more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, Winnie serves on the CNBC Financial Advisor Council, is a popular Forbes contributor, is a regular Good Day Los Angeles, Fox News and Digital Trends television contributor. She has been selected as Investment News’ Twenty Women to Watch*, is a frequent keynote speaker at national and international events and national spokesperson for travel and business lifestyle brands. She was the host of TuneIn radio’s business show Renegade Millionaire and is host to the Winnie Sun Podcast.

She is frequently quoted in publications including The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, ABC, The New York Times, Yahoo! Finance, AOL Finance, and many others. Winnie leads as the Managing Partner of Sun Group Wealth Partners and was previously First Vice President of Wealth Management, Senior Investment

About Intuit:
Intuit’s mission is to Power Prosperity Around the World. We are a global financial platform company with products including TurboTax [turbotax.intuit.com], QuickBooks [quickbooks.intuit.com], and Mint [mint.com], designed to empower consumers, self-employed and small businesses to improve their financial lives. Our platform and products help customers get more money with the least amount of work, while giving them complete confidence in their actions and decisions. Our innovative ecosystem of financial management solutions serves approximately 50 million customers worldwide. Please visit us for the latest news and in-depth information about Intuit [intuit.com] and its brands and find us on social [facebook.com].