DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings and Chevrolet will welcome more than 300 students and educators from the Detroit Public Schools Community District to experience STEM Day at Little Caesars Arena on Monday, Feb. 5 from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
The event celebrates and rewards students for their participation in the Future Goals - Hockey Scholar™ program, a hockey-themed educational course that takes students on an exciting educational journey with a goal of winning the Stanley Cup. This no-cost program is provided to schools by the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA), the National Hockey League (NHL®) and the Detroit Red Wings. The program is designed to enable elementary and middle school students to develop important science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills and understand the real-world application of these disciplines.
In support of future educational endeavors, the Red Wings and Chevrolet will donate $30,000 to the Detroit Public Schools Foundation to purchase technology equipment for each attending school. STEM Day and the donation from the Red Wings and Chevrolet is part of a long-term, community impact investment within Metro Detroit. Future collaborative efforts this season include road and bicycle safety for DPSCD students, as well as a community revitalization project.
"We are thrilled to partner with Chevrolet and the Detroit Public Schools Community District to host STEM Day at Little Caesars Arena, and to donate to a great cause providing students with additional resources for hands-on learning," said Olympia Entertainment President and CEO Tom Wilson. "Hockey Scholar™ is a tremendous initiative, and we look forward to the students and educators in attendance enjoying a memorable day learning how STEM skills are applied both on and off the ice."
During Monday's STEM Day, 5th through 8th grade students and their educators will be provided an opportunity to learn how STEM interacts with careers in the hockey and automotive industries. Additionally, the attendees will be welcomed by Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill to experience a live team practice, which features educational elements learned within Hockey Scholar™ modules.
Students and educators attending STEM Day at Little Caesars Arena were selected based on participation in the program. Attending DPSCD schools include: Academy of the Americas; Bates Academy; Harms Elementary School; Davison Elementary-Middle School; Mackenzie Elementary-Middle School; Clark Preparatory; Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School; A.L. Holmes Academy; Neinas Dual Language Learning Academy; and Cooke Elementary School.
So far this season, more than 3,000 students at 25 schools have participated in the Red Wings Future Goals Program™ within the Detroit Public Schools Community District. Since the program's launch in September 2014, the initiative has reached more than 53,000 students across Michigan.
About Hockey Scholar™:
The Hockey Scholar™ course takes students on an exciting educational journey with a goal of winning the Stanley Cup®. Students will guide their favorite NHL team by completing 12 learning modules designed to 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 hockey simulations that include the dynamics of the ice surface, equipment design, athletic performance, and geometric and energy considerations to detail how the game is played on the ice.
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.
For more information on the Future Goals-Hockey Scholar program™ and to register your school for the free program, visit www.futuregoals.nhl.com/redwings.
About EverFi, Inc.:
EVERFI is the leading education technology company that provides learners of all ages education for the real world, through innovative and scalable digital learning including topics like Financial Education, Digital Citizenship, STEM Career Readiness, Diversity and Inclusion, Entrepreneurship, Character Education, and Health and Wellness. Founded in 2008, EVERFI is fueled by its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) subscription model and has certified over 18 million learners in critical skill areas. Some of America's leading CEOs and venture capital firms are EVERFI investors including Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, Twitter founder Evan Williams, TPG Growth, The Rise Fund, Advance Publications, and Rethink Education, and Rethink Impact. The EVERFI Education Network powers more than 4,300 partners in their education initiatives across all 50 states and Canada. Learn more at everfi.com.
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 100 countries and selling more than 4.0 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.
About The Detroit Red Wings:
The Detroit Red Wings hockey club, an Original Six member of the National Hockey League and 11-time Stanley Cup Champion, was purchased by Mike and Marian Ilitch in 1982. Under Ilitch ownership, the team has won four Stanley Cup championships, six Presidents' Trophies as the NHL's regular season champion, and 16 division titles. Other Ilitch companies in the food, sports and entertainment industries include: Little Caesars Pizza, Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, the Detroit Tigers, Olympia Entertainment, Olympia Development of Michigan, Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Program, Ilitch Holdings, Inc., MotorCity Casino Hotel and Champion Foods. The Ilitch Companies also maintain a joint venture interest in 313 Presents. For more information, visit www.DetroitRedWings.com.