Yesterday in New York City, The Salvation Army was honored at the 2016 STEM Education Leadership Awards presented by Nasdaq and EverFi. The award recognizes The Salvation Army’s significant efforts to improve Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education and career readiness for students across North America.
Earlier this year The Salvation Army launched the national rollout of The Salvation Army Digital Learning Program presented by Target, a digital education initiative with EverFi that provides youth with critical and meaningful life skills in topics like digital preparedness, financial literacy, STEM readiness, health and wellness, and diversity and inclusion. The curriculum includes eight web-based courses offered to participants at no cost.
The Salvation Army is proud to be able to provide digital learning in more than 200 after school programs across the U.S., and we are grateful for partners like Target for allowing us to provide this kind of education to the children in our centers.
“We serve 250,000 kids each year, and this award means a great deal to us and the work that we do to empower youth,” said Lt. Col. Ron Busroe, National Community Relations and Development Secretary for The Salvation Army. “The digital learning program has positively impacted 200 after-school programs so far, encouraging a love of learning in a safe, guided environment.”
Honorees were selected based on a set of criteria including the scale and educational impact of their STEM initiatives. EverFi Founder and CEO Tom Davidson said, “We are proud to work with The Salvation Army, which is taking a noteworthy approach in its after-school programs nationwide to igniting student interest in critical STEM topics and exposing students to the jobs of the 21st century.”
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