The Arizona Coyotes, along with the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) and the National Hockey League (NHL®), have announced the launch of a new hockey-themed educational course as part of the NHL & NHLPA Future Goals™ Program.
Since its launch in September 2014, the Future Goals™ program has reached over 375,000 students across the United States and Canada in 3,500 schools and yielded over 1.5 million hours of STEM learning opportunities.
The Hockey Scholar course takes students on an exciting educational journey with a goal of winning the Stanley Cup.
As they guide their team, students complete twelve learning modules that educate them and test their knowledge on core STEM concepts covering data analysis, geometry, life science and physical science topics. These topics come to life through real hockey examples that include the dynamics of the ice surface, equipment design, athletic performance, and geometric and energy considerations to how the game is played.
Hockey Scholar maps to state math and science standards and is freely available to elementary and middle schools across North America.
The course was developed by Washington, D.C.-based EverFi, the critical skills education leader that has certified more than 12 million learners.
The Future Goals program is planning significant expansion this academic year and is on target to reach well over 1 million students within three years.
“The level of engagement in this program from the league, the players, and their clubs is unprecedented in the sports world,” said EverFi Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer Jon Chapman. “What’s most important is how this partnership is making a difference for thousands of students and teachers across North America.”
To celebrate the launch of the new Hockey Scholar course, Arizona Coyotes player, John Scott, visited students at Westwind Elementary School.
Scott interacted with students who are actively using the program in the classroom, then participated in an assembly with 450 students where they connected content learned in Hockey Scholar to their on ice experience.
More information on Future Goals™ can be found at futuregoals.nhl.com/coyotes.
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About the NHL
The National Hockey League (NHL®), founded in 1917, consists of 30 Member Clubs, each reflecting the League’s international makeup with players from more than 20 countries represented on team rosters, vying for the most cherished and historic trophy in professional sports – the Stanley Cup®. Every year the NHL entertains more than 250 million fans in-arena and through its partners on national television and radio; more than 10 million fans on its social platforms; and more than 300 million fans online at NHL.com.
In Canada, the 2014-15 season marks the beginning of a landmark 12-year broadcast and multimedia agreement with Rogers Communications, which includes national rights to NHL games on all platforms in all languages. In the U.S., the NHL is in the fourth season of its 10-year agreement with NBC and NBCSN, the 10th consecutive season both networks have served as national television partners.
The NHL is committed to giving back to the community with programs including: Hockey is for Everyone™, which supports nonprofit youth hockey organizations across North America; Hockey Fights Cancer™, raising money for local and national cancer organizations; NHL Green™, which is committed to pursuing sustainable business practices; and a partnership with the You Can Play Project, which is committed to supporting the LGBT community and fighting homophobia in sports. The NHL received three 2014 Sports Business Awards: “Sports League of the Year,” “Sports Executive of the Year” recognizing Commissioner Gary Bettman, and “Sports Event of the Year” for the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®. For more information, visit NHL.com.
About the NHLPA
The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA), established in 1967, is a labour organization whose members are the players in the National Hockey League (NHL). The NHLPA works on behalf of the players in varied disciplines such as labour relations, product licensing, marketing, international hockey and community relations, all in furtherance of its efforts to promote its members and the game of hockey. In 1999, the NHLPA launched the Goals & Dreams fund as a way for the players to give something back to the game they love. Over the past 14 years, more than 60,000 deserving children in 30 countries have benefited from the players’ donations of hockey equipment. NHLPA Goals & Dreams has donated more than $21-million to grassroots hockey programs, making it the largest program of its kind. For more information on the NHLPA, please visit www.nhlpa.com.
About EverFi, Inc.
EverFi, Inc. is the education technology innovator that empowers learners with the skills that prepare them to be successful in life. With backing from some of technology’s most innovative leaders including Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, and Twitter founder Evan Williams, EverFi has built the most comprehensive critical skills platform focused on Financial Education, STEM Readiness, Digital Citizenship, Cyberbullying, Entrepreneurship, Alcohol Abuse and Sexual Assault Awareness. The EverFi Education Network is powered by over 1,200 partner organizations across all 50 states and Canada and has certified over 12 million students. Learn more at www.everfi.com.
For more information, please contact Olivia Campos with the Arizona Coyotes at 623.772.3556 or Olivia.firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jessica Golden at EverFi at 480.405.6157 or email@example.com, or Courtney Wells at EverFi at 480.326.4299 or firstname.lastname@example.org.