WASHINGTON–( SERVICE WIRE)– EVERFI, Inc, the leading social effect education innovator, today announced that it is joining forces with 6 sports leagues to introduce a first-of-its-kind education obstacle for students who are homebound throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alongside Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, National Football League in collaboration with United Way Worldwide, National Hockey League in collaboration with the National Hockey League Players’ Association, National Lacrosse League, and the Premier League, EVERFI will be bringing the EduCup Difficulty to K-12 trainees throughout the U.S. and Canada.
The EduCup Challenge is a two-week competition motivating trainees to participate in knowing and healthy practices as found out through EVERFI courses and showcased through everyday social networks difficulties. Running May 18-29, students will have the opportunity to experience the digital courses co-created by EVERFI and the professional sports leagues and send actions to numerous triggers based on the course( s) taken in order to be eligible to win an academic scholarship or other prizes.
The regional competitors will feature courses that appeal to trainees from kindergarten to 12 th grade and will highlight a number of courses that were developed straight with the leagues. Each league brings an uniquely developed, curriculum-aligned resource to trainees and parents that will be the foundation of the difficulty.
- Major League Baseball — Summertime Slugger concentrates on math and literacy abilities for upper grade school trainees.
- Big League Soccer— Actions Matter addresses leadership advancement and bullying avoidance for middle and high school trainees.
- National Football League and United Method Worldwide— Character Playbook aims to develop character education and foster healthy relationships for upper middle and high school students.
- National Hockey League and National Hockey League Players’ Association— Hockey Scholar teaches Science, Innovation, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) abilities for intermediate school students and Healthier Me educates upper elementary students on making smart health and health decisions.
- National Lacrosse League— NLL Digital Scholars includes digital citizenship for intermediate school trainees and psychological health for high school students.
- Premier League — Premier League Primary Stars U.S.A. consists of Ignition, a digital literacy curriculum for middle school students, as well as Compassion Task, an unique program that teaches empathy and empathy and Much Healthier Me – Grade School Health Curriculum, both for primary school students.
The EduCup Difficulty will divide trainees by region based upon their geographic area– north, east, south, and west. Trainees will be asked to finish as many of the league-sponsored programs as possible within the two-week Challenge duration. Once they have actually taken a course, students will have the opportunity to answer concerns, or send a photo for specific curricula, related to their instructional experience. During the competitors, each area will look for to have the most trainees finish the academic shows.
In addition to finishing courses, trainees are welcomed to take part in a social media challenge to share their development. New difficulties will be shared on Instagram and Twitter and the EduCup Difficulty site daily, with each league having a specific day to present their difficulty to trainees based on the program they sponsor through EVERFI. Trainees will react to the social networks obstacles utilizing predetermined EduCup Challenge hashtags.
To take part in the EduCup Challenge, students will go to www.educupchallenge.com, log in to their school, and finish the courses that are sponsored by the participating leagues. Trainees will likewise have the chance to contend for among 4 $2,500 scholastic scholarships or a tablet or notebook computer. EVERFI will name one region as the EduCup Challenge winner, based on the area that has one of the most trainee involvement in the digital courses. The winners of the scholarships and computers will be selected based on submissions from students within the winning region.
Jon Chapman, Creator and President, EVERFI.
” Sports leagues have a long history of dealing with EVERFI to supply educational chances to trainees. As schools around the world started to close as an outcome of COVID-19, these leagues were leading from the front making sure that students had access to important academic courses. The EduCup Difficulty supports youth education and engages trainees in a little friendly competition to inspire and encourage them through online education.”.
Melanie LeGrande, Vice President of Social Responsibility, Major League Baseball.
” At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we worked quickly with EVERFI to broaden access to Summertime Slugger and make sure that youth across the U.S. and Canada might use our math and literacy course during an unprecedented time of widespread remote knowing. The EduCup Obstacle is an exciting chance to deal with our Clubs and the other leagues to challenge and motivate students to keep up the hard work. We want the best to all trainees throughout the two-week stretch and beyond.”.
Alexia Gallagher, Vice President of Philanthropy, National Football League and Executive Director, NFL Structure.
” When schools around the country initially closed due to the pandemic, the NFL knew it was crucial to assist youth and parents around the nation by using them digital knowing and wellness resources together with our partners. We worked carefully with EVERFI and United Method to make certain Character Playbook resources were offered on our platforms. We’re proud to partner with EVERFI again to support the EduCup Difficulty and help kids continue to discover.”.
Rob Knesaurek, Group Vice President of Youth Hockey and Industry Development, National Hockey League.
” We’re happy to have the NHL’s Hockey Scholar and Much Healthier Me programs consisted of in the EduCup Challenge and thankful for EVERFI’s continued devotion to offering innovative and interesting instructional resources. Supporting trainees, teachers, and moms and dads who are challenged with navigating remote knowing throughout this time remains a concern for us and we’re delighted to supply this distinct opportunity for individuals to keep their minds sharp while also having educational fun at house.”.
Rob Zepp, Supervisor, Special Projects, National Hockey League Players’ Association.
” The COVID-19 pandemic has created obstacles for families who are now browsing through online education from home. Together with EVERFI and the NHL, we have interacted to make our academic materials offered for families throughout these tough times, and the EduCup Difficulty is our most current initiative to assist engage students in an unique way. We look forward to the ensuing competitors and everyone will win with students engaging with our online education platform.”.
Nick Sakiewicz, Commissioner, National Lacrosse League.
” We are honored and thrilled to be together with such excellent international companies working on the EduCup Obstacle. This program actually strikes house for us not just because it ties to our social obligation initiatives, but since we also have more than 15 gamers, coaches, referees, and partners who also occur to be instructors, and will take advantage of the lessons that they can use as they all adjust to online learning.”.
Kate Hodgkinson, Head of International Relations, Premier League.
” The EduCup Obstacle is a fantastic method for the Premier League to work together with other sports organizations to support trainees and their households during the coronavirus pandemic. We have actually been happy to be able to continue the totally free online delivery of Premier League Primary Stars USA, in partnership with EVERFI, which covers necessary curriculum areas of digital citizenship, health and wellness, and social knowing. We hope that all of the trainees participating in the Challenge take pleasure in discovering more about soccer and most significantly have a good time finishing this home learning activity.”.
Tracey Holmes, NFL Partnership Director, United Way Worldwide.
” United Way is happy to partner with the NFL and EVERFI to extend Character Playbook: Healthy Relationships and Mental Health Essential to instructors and households nationwide, particularly now that digital knowing tools have become a critical part of the everyday knowing experience. Our company believe that all kids deserve a strong start, with a strong foundation for success in school and life, especially in this age of range learning. We’re delighted to be part of the EduCup Challenge and honored to be part of this effort to engage and influence young people to stay connected while in your home.”.
About EVERFI, Inc.
EVERFI is an international innovation business driving social modification through education to resolve the most difficult problems impacting society varying from financial wellness to prescription drug security to office conduct and other critical topics. Some of America’s leading CEOs and venture capital companies are EVERFI investors consisting of Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, Twitter founder Evan Williams, as well as Advance Publications, Rethink Education and Rethink Impact. To discover more about EVERFI see everfi.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Twitter @EVERFI.