General applications accepted March 15 to May 1, 2016.
Accepting application in these geographic areas until May 15, 2016.
|CLASSROOM CHAMPIONS PROGRAM|
Our free school year long program pairs your classroom with an Olympian or Paralympian Athlete Mentor — people who are experts in goal setting, perseverance, team work, and giving back to the community. Through monthly video lessons, your Mentor will challenge your students to implement these and other social emotional skills and mindsets to identify and accomplish their own big dreams.
Our education team will support you in planning and implementing monthly lessons. You will also become a member of our vibrant continent-wide Professional Learning Community.
While all teachers are invited to apply to Classroom Champions, our primary focus is on K-8 classroom teachers in publically funded schools in the U.S. and Canada. In the U.S., our focus is on schools in which at least 50% of students are eligible for free or reduced price lunch. Teachers working with U.S. Department of Defense Education Action (DoDEA) worldwide are also eligible to apply.
In Canada, our focus is on schools that serve students from low socio-economic backgrounds, are located in a low-access rural areas, or that serve FNMI (First Nations, Metis, Inuit) populations.
If you are teaching in Philadelphia, PA or Camden, NJ you may be interested in College Champions. This free year-long program pairs your classroom with University of Pennsylvania Student Athlete mentor — leaders at their university who can role model the importance of a college education to your students, while talking to them about goal setting, perseverance, team work, and giving back to the community. Through monthly video lessons, your Student Athlete will challenge your students to implement these and other social emotional skills and mindsets to identify and accomplish their own big dreams. (paragraph break) Our education team will support you in planning and implementing monthly lessons. You will also become a member of a local vibrant Professional Learning Community, and have an in-person visit from your Student Athlete.
This year, the College Champions program will be working with publicly funded schools in Philadelphia, PA and Camden, NJ only. These schools must serve populations in which 50% or more of students qualify for free or reduced lunch rates.
The 2015-16 school year was the pilot year for College Champions, and impact data is coming soon. We expect to see similar outcomes to our core program.
How Classroom Champions will help your students
Click the graphic below to see the impact we have on teachers, students and the community.
Inside our Classrooms
End of Year Student Learning
Teacher Jennifer Regruth of Seymour, IN shows us all the power of Classroom Champions in the classroom with her end of year video showcasing student activities throughout the school year.
Classroom Champions Teacher Recruitment Video
Hear what other Classroom Champions teachers are saying about our amazing program.