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National Hockey League Helps Launch Interactive STEM Program

NHL and NHLPA Partner with EverFi to Launch Interactive STEM Program

The National Hockey League Players' Association and the National Hockey League announced the launch of NHL & NHLPA Future Goals Program, an initiative to bring interactive education opportunities to students in a safe a responsible way.

With Future Goals, students will use a fast-paced hockey game to learn STEM, said a press release from the sports organizations' partner, EverFi. The program will also introduce students to future career opportunities that exist in STEM-related fields. The program is being powered by EverFi, an organization focused on addressing issues in education with technology, research, and data. 

"We are extraordinarily excited about the partnership on Future Goals," said NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman in the release. "Our clubs and our players coming together to create an educational program that emphasizes the science, technology, engineering, and math curriculum, and uses the game of hockey as a platform to accomplish good social engagement – there could be no better cause for us to work on together."

Along with the start of the 2014-15 NHL season, elementary school students will have free access to the new curriculum, which will be with the direct support of teachers. 

"The NHL and NHLPA are together making a historic investment in STEM-based education and we're excited to bring the strength of our North American network to power this initiative," said EverFi Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer Jon Chapman, according to the release. "This program is going to bring much-needed digital learning tools to thousands of schools and help our teachers prepare today's students to be college-ready, career-ready and life-ready."

Click here to learn more about Future Goals. 

Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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