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NetDay History

Volunteer Legacy
In 1995, NetDay inspired a grassroots volunteer effort to wire the nation's K-12 classrooms for Internet access, launching a national movement. The first "NetDay" was held on March 9, 1996, in California when an estimated 50,000 volunteers wired 4,000 schools. Over 500,000 volunteers wired more than 75,000 classrooms in 40 states from 1996 to 2001. Today, over 99% of all K-12 schools have Internet connectivity.

New Direction
In 2001, NetDay launched a new direction with the mission to connect every child to a brighter future by helping educators meet educational goals through the effective use of technology. Our community initiatives, NetDayCompass, and NetDay Voice provide a careful balance of hands-on community and school-based projects with new vehicles for scaling best practices to have greater impact.