Willie O'Ree changed hockey forever on January 18, 1958, as the first black player in the NHL. His journey of resilience and determination was showcased in the documentary Willie. Now, you can facilitate a meaningful lesson around social justice and racism through Willie's experience using our educator's guide, a tool for parents, teachers, clubs, and coaches.
Reading Is Cool presented by Druva is a free and unique literacy program focused on K-5th grade classrooms in Northern California. The program is designed for individual classrooms and runs from October through April, parallel to the San Jose Sharks regular season. The best feature of the program is that it is easy to integrate and teachers can make it fit their class' needs.
New in 2021, the FINancials Junior GM program presented by Comerica Bank is a free program that teaches 2nd and 3rd graders the basics of spending, saving, and money management through the lens of the general manager of a hockey team! Can you complete all three levels to put together a winning team while staying on budget? More information on this program will be coming soon.
The Anti-Bulling Program presented by Kaiser Permanente is designed to teach elementary school students about bullying prevention while encouraging them to be a friend to one another. This is a virtual assembly-based program for the 2020-21 school year.
Future Goals: Hockey Scholar powered by Everfi is an interactive hockey-themed STEM curriculum for students in grades 4-7. It uses interactive gameplay and real-world scenarios to teach students key STEM skills. The program is available to both teachers and families, and it can be used at home and in the classroom, in-person or virtually.
Stick to Fitness powered by Kaiser Permanente is a program dedicated to educating South Bay 4th-6th grade students on the importance of healthy living, while encouraging them to be active during physical education class and at home. The program teaches lessons in health, fitness and hockey and will run digitally in 2021.