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October is one of my favorite months with the Exceeding Expectations kids.  As you all know, our top priority for the kids is, and always will be, education. That said, every October we participate in two athletic events that I feel are significant in laying the groundwork necessary for them to be successful in the academic world and in their adult lives.  The first of these events is the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) triathlon, aptly called “The Best Day in Triathlon.” Here’s a brief overview from their website:  “In 1994, three friends started a triathlon fundraiser to help one man regain his independence after a tragic accident left him a quadriplegic. From one came many, and Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) took root in the belief that sports and an active lifestyle are a pathway to more in life. Since that fundraiser 25 years ago, CAF has been committed to breaking the financial barrier that individuals with physical challenges face to participate in sports and live a healthy and active lifestyle.”  Participating alongside challenged athletes in a very tough race gives our kids an additional perspective on their own lives. The racers on the course with them face obstacles that they

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Come Together on World Wi-Fi Day

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World Wi-Fi Day is today, June 20th. For us, it’s a big deal. As you know, Wi-Fi is our thing! To celebrate, today we’re hooking up the public (literally and figuratively) with fast and free Wi-Fi sessions through the Boingo Media network at select airports, shopping malls, restaurants, coffee shops and other locations. But what is World Wi-Fi Day all about?

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Boingo Gives Back at Phoenix’s Metro Tech High School

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Boingo recently collaborated with our partners at the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX) to support promising high-school students in the Phoenix area. Boingo awarded scholarships to several outstanding students at Metro Tech High School, a magnet high school with superior attendance and graduation rates. In recognition of their exceptional academic performance in technical career programs, the following students each received a $500 scholarship: Game and Mobile App Programming: David Hernandez Haro, Andres Lamas Martinez, Jorge Alvarez Valencia Engineering: Jesus Yanez In addition to the Metro Tech High School program, Boingo also recently awarded $2,000 in scholarships to Phoenix’s New Pathways for Youth and South Mountain High School. We’re proud to invest in tomorrow’s technology leaders, and honored to take part in Phoenix Sky Harbor’s community outreach work. Congrats to all of the scholarship recipients!

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World Premiere: Get an Inside Look at Boingo!

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Ever wondered what it’s like to work at Boingo? Check out our new video for a peek inside our fun and exciting company! Continue reading

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Exceeding Expectations Celebrates Dynamite December, Stellar 2013

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Exceeding Expectations had a stellar 2013. Exceeding Expectations founder and Boingo’s resident butt-kicker shares an update on the organization’s outstanding December to get your 2014 off to an inspiring start. Continue reading

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Alaska Photo Essay (Guest Post from earthXplorer JD Andrews)

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Adventure driven visual storyteller and earthXplorer JD Andrews has covered 87 countries and all 7 continents, but who’s counting? We’re thrilled to share his stunning photo essay from a recent trip to Alaska with you. Continue reading

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100 Hours of Productivity With Boingo: Guest Post by Bowei Gai

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Is there anything more beautiful than seeing that little “wifi” symbol glowing at full bars when trying to check your email or the latest tweets when you are in a foreign land? No? Well what about when you’re trying to document, inform and connect local startup cultures all around the world? Exactly. Reliable internet access becomes as paramount as a toothbrush. Continue reading

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Exceeding Expectations: Annual Swimathon and Runathon

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EE’s annual Swimathon/Runathon event took place on the morning of Sunday, January 20th, in Loma Linda and San Bernardino. Twenty kids swam as many laps as they could in an hour, and twenty ran as far as they could in thirty minutes. Twelve of the kids did both events. Despite a chilly start in the low 40s, it warmed up quickly and everyone had a terrific time. Continue reading

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Exceeding Expectations: Beating the Clock and the Odds

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Cherie Gruenfeld is a rockstar. Our resident butt-kicker, personal hero, and 10-time age group world champion, will be competing in this weekend’s Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii (by the way, that’s a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride, and a 26.2 mile run). Dedication? Commitment? Insanity? A little of all three, probably, but at the center of it all is her goal-oriented approach to life. Continue reading

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Boingo Supports Groundbreaking “Health of Women” Study During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month


During October — National Breast Cancer Awareness Month — Boingo is proud to join the fight to prevent breast cancer, and to support the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation and its groundbreaking Health of Women Study (HOW). Throughout the month of October, Boingo will help raise awareness and encourage Wi-Fi users to sign up for the study at selected Boingo Wi-Fi hotspots and hotzones, including Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and Houston Intercontinental Airport. Continue reading