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Sparklight Awards $5,000 to Finding Your Way out of Poverty


July 7, 2023 – Summit, Miss. – Sparklight®, a leading broadband provider, recently awarded $5,000 to Finding Your Way Out of Poverty (FYWOOP) through its Charitable Giving Fund. Twenty-five nonprofit organizations across the company’s 24-state footprint received grants totaling $125,000 during the most recent award period.


FYWOOP helps high-school students and young adults in impoverished communities develop their leadership skills through mentoring, community engagement events, training and leadership development classes so that participants may add value to their communities.


“Finding your way out of Poverty will use the grant for the ‘Level Up’ eight-week mentorship program that helps middle and high school students learn team building, communication and leadership skills while creating group projects and household budgeting reports,” said CEO Shaunta McDowell. “This program will help students learn effective communication skills, teamwork, goal setting skills and teach them about career options by utilizing their talents and skills.”


The Charitable Giving Fund, which annually awards $250,000 in grants to local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations served by the Cable One family of brands (Sparklight®, Fidelity Communications, Hargray, ValuNet Fiber and CableAmerica), concentrates support in the following priority areas:



Nonprofit organizations may apply for grants during open application periods each spring and fall. Applications for fall 2023 grants will be accepted between October 1-31, 2023.



The Charitable Giving Fund is an extension of Cable One’s existing corporate social responsibility efforts, which include:



For more information about the Sparklight Charitable Giving Fund, please visit




About Sparklight
Sparklight® is a leading broadband communications provider and part of the Cable One family of brands, which serves more than one million residential and business customers across 24 states.
Powered by a fiber-rich network, Sparklight provides consumers with a wide array of connectivity and entertainment services, including high-speed internet and advanced WiFi solutions, cable television and phone service. Sparklight Business provides scalable and cost-effective products for businesses ranging in size from small to mid-market, in addition to enterprise, wholesale and carrier customers.


Aaron Scherle

External Communications Manager