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AT&T contributes $10,000 to Voices of Hope to support students living with addiction

AT&T and Voices of Hope are working together to support Central Kentucky students in recovery from drug addiction, by providing college scholarships funded in part by AT&T’s $10,000 contribution.

The Voices of Hope “Living Proof” scholarship is a $1,000 award for a student in long-term recovery who is currently enrolled at a trade school, college or university in Central Kentucky. The initiative is supported by AT&T Aspire, which provides education and training to help participants get and keep good jobs.

“Thanks to AT&T we are in a position to expand our scholarship opportunities for central Kentucky students impacted by addiction,” said Amanda Fallin-Bennett, vice president of Voices for Hope. “This is important to us because we know the impact addiction can have on the family. The essays of the applicants so far speak to their resilience and potential and we are grateful to play a small role in their future success.”

Additionally, students who have an immediate family member dealing with substance abuse disorder may also receive financial support through the “Next Generation Scholarship” to help them enroll in a trade school, college or university in central Kentucky.

“We believe that technology can help students learn anytime, anywhere, and in this instance learning also supports recovery,” said Hollie Spade, director legislative affairs for AT&T Kentucky. “Voices of Hope has a successful track record of removing barriers to connect students with the skills they need, and AT&T is proud to support their efforts to reach even more central Kentucky students.”

From AT&T Kentucky

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