SEC introduces child learning program
BIRMINGHAM – As the Southeastern Conference kicked off its annual Football Media Days on Tuesday at the Riverchase Galleria’s Wynfery Hotel, it also introduced a new educational program which will reach all nine states home to SEC institutions.
Conference Commissioner Mike Slive, after welcoming guests, introduced the "Kids College" program. That program, which will be used in more than 15,000 elementary schools and libraries in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, South Carolina and Tennessee, will utilize the platform of intercollegiate athletes to provide teachers with relevant resources they can used to educate and prepare children for life.
"The SEC member institutions recognize the responsibility and opportunity teachers have to affect the future of our children," Slive said. "Our goal is to make a significant contribution across the Southeast by assisting teachers who are charged with the task of providing a solid educational foundation for their students."
Slive said the CD-ROM software will feature core educational essentials such as language arts, reading, mathematics and character as well as teamwork and sportsmanship.
The software, designed by Kid’s College, Inc., is specially designed for children ages 4-to-11. The program is intended to captivate and motivate children using their favorite SEC teams and famous mascots to reinforce skills taught in the classroom.
Our goal is to make a significant impact by helping teachers by providing them relevant resources in every elementary classroom across this nine-state region.
All materials included in Kid’s College correlates to national standards, is age appropriate.
When the education initiative launches in Sept., the SEC will become the only conference in the nation to introduce a program of this kind.
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