HOUSTON – Kindergarten through 12th grade students who are still in need of internet access for schoolwork can visit some Houston-area Boys & Girls Clubs to obtain free access to Wi-Fi, thanks to a partnership with Comcast.
In a press release, Comcast said it will provide safe Wi-Fi hotspots to help lower income students get online so they can participate in their distance learning classes and get their homework done.
Kevin Hattery, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston, said in a statement he hopes the initiative will make significant progress in students’ ability to stay current with their schoolwork and not fall further behind.
Installation of these hotspots began last week, according to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston.
The Houston-area locations -- called “Lift Zones” -- are shown in the map below.
Johnny Mitchell Club in Galveston - 4420 Avenue P, Galveston
John & Cissy Havard Club - 1520 Airline Dr, Houston
Houston Texans Teen Club - 1520 Airline Dr, Houston
Allen Parkway Club - 1001 Bluebonnet Place Circle, Houston
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston Headquarters - 815 Crosby St, Houston
Fort Bend Club - 5525 Hobby St, Houston
Mission Bend Club - 8709 Addicks Clodine, Houston
Spring Branch Club - 8575 Pitner Rd., Houston
Jim & Barbara Morefield Club - 5950 Selinsky Rd, Houston
Richmond-Rosenberg Club - 1800 James L. Pink Blvd, Richmond
Stafford Club - 3110 5th St, Stafford,