To help provide equitable learning access and opportunities and keep local youth connected, UScellular has donated 50 wireless hotspots and two years of service, valued at $56,300, to Lebanon-based Project 360 Youth Services as part of its After School Access Project. UScellular’s After School Access Project provides free mobile hotspots and service to nonprofits that support youth after the school day has ended and provides safe internet access for homework and education.

Patti Brayfield with Project 360 Youth Services in Lebanon said she was excited when she saw the opportunity that UScellular provided:


The hotspots provided to Project 360 Youth Services connect to UScellular’s wireless network to provide high-speed connectivity for youth while at the facility and at the homes of members who check-out the devices.

The mission of Project 360 Youth Services is to provide physical and emotional support and mentoring to Laclede County youth who are homeless or living in unstable home conditions as they meet goals related to life skills and education. The organization serves youth in its drop-in center who are 13-20 years of age by picking them up at school and providing several hours of care that allows them to get clothing, a hot meal, mentoring, tutoring and more.