U.S. Chamber Foundation Receives Education Innovation Award Presented by EVERFI at Nasdaq
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation was honored at the Education Innovation Awards presented by EVERFI, Inc. at the Nasdaq Marketsite in New York City on June 12. The award recognizes the Foundation’s exceptional efforts to strengthen communities and empower students through unique digital learning opportunities.
Twenty institutions were honored with this distinction and were selected based on a set of criteria that included the scale and impact of their digital education initiatives as well as unique student engagement and employee volunteering activities that supplement their programs.
“Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders—they are America’s future innovators, disruptors, job creators, and entrepreneurs,” said Cheryl Oldham, senior vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. “As STEM is the fastest growing career field, it is critical that students are exposed to careers in STEM to prepare them for the jobs of today, and for the jobs of tomorrow. We are honored to receive this award and to work with EverFi.”
The Foundation partnered with EVERFI on its Achieving Tomorrow STEM Scholars program which delivers STEM education to students at no cost to schools or taxpayers. Achieving Tomorrow STEM Scholars has reached over 1,200 students in Texas, Tennessee, Michigan and West Virginia since 2015. The web-based program uses the latest in simulation and gaming technologies to build critical skills and to educate students on STEM-focused topics ranging from the real-world application of algebra to basic computer science.
“When we founded EVERFI back in 2008, we drove an RV across the country asking educators how we could use digital learning to prepare students for the real-world challenges that they face in high school and beyond,” said EVERFI Co-Founder and President Jon Chapman. “Today, we thank the organizations who have joined for that ride, and we honor their deep commitment to investing in communities and preparing students with the 21st Century skills they need to lead healthy, productive lives.”