A literacy incentive initiative established by the team in 2000 using the excitement of Blue Jackets hockey to encourage students in grades K-8 to spend more time reading. The program is easy for teachers to implement, helps students to become all-star readers by tracking minutes read and provides great Blue Jackets incentives to reach reading goals.
We believe in motivation, hard work and reward. Through our Student Achievers program, we off up to four free game tickets for students who earn straight A's or those who improved a full letter grade in a subject in a grading period.
The Future Goals - Hockey Scholar™ online course is a unique tool that leverages the exciting game of hockey to teach science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts to students in grades 4-8. This course, aligned to state science and math standards, also introduces students to STEM careers in hockey.
We call our school assembly program Stinger's Power Play Challenge. The interactive, multimedia presentation designed for 3rd- and 4th -graders encourages kids to get 60 minutes of active play each day.
Stinger's Reading Team
Through a partnership with Columbus Metropolitan Library, we invite kids to join Stinger's Reading Team. The incentive-based program encourages students who use any of the library's 22 homework help centers to sign up and spend their extra time reading.
Avondale Adopt-A-School Program
The Blue Jackets have created a lasting relationship with Avondale Elementary, a school in one of the city's most vulnerable neighborhoods, to make a powerful difference in the lives of their students. With visits, games, fundraisers and even a pen pal program, we let the students know they are important.