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KCPS is one of five districts nationwide chosen for Sprint’s 1-Million Project

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Eligible high school students in the Kansas City Public School District will soon get access to free internet at home as part of Sprint's 1-Million Project

The Kansas City Public School District is one of five school districts across the country chosen for the project.

"Seeing students who have shown up early and sat on the steps just so they can connect to WiFi to complete their assignments or parents driving their students here just so they can sit in the parking lot so they can connect to WiFi," Southeast High School Principal Dr. Jason Whitt said. "So this is just going to make things so much better for our students."

The pilot program starts Jan. 1.

"Our students who are growing up in a digital age where everything is online and this is all they've known," Dr. Whitt said. "They need to have the ability to get online and decipher and make decisions about information about whether or not it is true or false because we are in such a digital age right now."

Sprint says there are 5 million students around the nation who don't have access at home to internet.

If you'd like to help with the program, you can donate used mobile phones online or at Sprint stores.