AT&T is actively engaged in the community with more than 18,200 hours of personal time given by AT&T employees and retirees in Colorado to community outreach activities in 2017. More than $7.2 million has been contributed by AT&T and its employees from 2016–2018 through giving programs in Colorado.
AT&T was recently named by Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Colorado (BBBSC) as the Corporate Partner of the Year and we continue to look for other opportunities to support youth.
In conjunction with BBBSC and as a way to create a partnership between FirstNet and law enforcement in Colorado Springs, AT&T had a very successful launch event in January for “Bigs with Badges.” This is a mentorship program that pairs law enforcement with youth in the community and supports law enforcement community engagement. The event was attended by the sheriff, law enforcement, public safety officials and the mayor who spoke about the importance of the program to bridge relationships.
Finally, AT&T Colorado will be launching an initiative this fall to support youth mental wellness. Stay tuned for more information this summer.