In our effort to bring critical skills to students across the country, EverFi has partnered with leading organizations, ranging from Teach For America and iCivics to NFTE. These partners help us to extend our reach, develop new platforms and engage in the national conversation about using technology to help teachers in their ever-more-admirable effort to educate our children.
EverFi is happy to announce a new partnership, with yet another rapidly-expanding, broadly-respected organization: DonorsChoose. In twelve years DonorsChoose has grown from a tiny, local and grass-roots means of matching teachers in need of classroom resources to donors who wish to fund those needs to a national phenomenon, on track to raise $100 million for classroom projects and serving teachers in over half of America’s schools.
In the organization’s early years, the typical DonorsChoose project funded classic, tangible school supplies, along with student experiences: Microscopes. Classroom sets of The Diary of Anne Frank. Paint sets. Trips to local historical sites that students may otherwise never visit.
But in recent years technology has become a prevalent theme among the wished-for projects: Laptops, tablets, digital projectors — and now — thanks to partner AKJ Books — online curricula and teaching tools that enhance a student’s learning experience and enable teachers to provide individualized, even adaptive instruction.
EverFi is the newest partner to offer online instructional platforms to DonorsChoose teachers. To say this relationship aligns with EverFi’s mission only begins to tell the story: our unofficial tagline is free to schools; through DonorsChoose we’ll have the opportunity to bring our programs, teaching such important skills as financial literacy and digital responsibility, to thousands of new students across the country — free to schools, as always.
Working in over 4,500 schools, we see every day just how hard our teachers work, toiling to deliver lessons in math, social studies, science — as well as life lessons. We admire the work DonorsChoose is doing to give these teachers the resources they need to teach our kids effectively, and we’re proud to engage in this effort alongside them.