Austin ISD elementary school students will work side-by-side with professional athletes during a soccer-themed educational experience with the Premier League.
Premier League, the top level of the English soccer league system consisting of 20 clubs, and EVERFI, a leader in driving social change through technology and education, are joining forces to bring an interactive soccer-themed education program to students at Perez Elementary School.
The event is part of the Premier League Primary Stars USA program, an educational initiative focused on health and wellness and social and emotional learning skills. Representatives from the Premier League and associated professional soccer clubs will lead a digital learning session, a hands-on soccer skills clinic, and a school-wide assembly centered around areas of critical emotional development. Students from Perez will engage with and ask questions of visiting soccer stars, meet mascots from four Premier League clubs, and see the iconic Premier League trophy.
What: Interview opportunities with Premier League's Shaun Wright-Phillips, Premier League club representatives and executive, EVERFI, and select educators and students.
Practical soccer session to reinforce the concepts of education in soccer while underscoring the importance of health and wellness, and social and emotional skills.
B-roll opportunities of the Premier League trophy, student soccer activities, and school assembly with four Premier League mascots.
Who: Shaun Wright-Phillips, Premier League Player/Legend, Katie Holmes, Premier League Executive, Brian Cooley, EVERFI Global Chief Marketing Officer, Congressman Lloyd Doggett, Congressman Roger Williams, Congressman Michael McCaul, and Premier League Youth Coaches from clubs including: Aston Villa, Liverpool, Manchester City, and Wolverhampton
When: Friday, October 25, 2019
8:30-9:30 a.m.: Large group pep rally assembly with Premier League trophy
9:40-10:05 a.m.: Classroom Virtual Visit with Wolverhampton U23 team
10:10-10:55 a.m.: Skills and drills activity led by the Premier League coaches
Event concludes at 10:55 a.m.
Where: Perez Elementary School, 7500 S Pleasant Valley Road
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Media Note: As part of the promotion of the program, Premier League club community coaches and the Premier League Trophy will visit four schools in the Austin area over a two-day period. Other schools that received visits from the Premier League community coaches and the Premier League Trophy this week include: McBee Elementary School, Baldwin Elementary School, and Walnut Creek Elementary School.
About Premier League Primary Stars USA
The educational initiative is based on Premier League Primary Stars, which was launched in the United Kingdom in 2017 and engages more than 16,000 elementary schools with its free-to-download curriculum-linked teaching resources. The program is run by 105 Premier League, EFL, and National League soccer teams across England and Wales. The program, developed by EVERFI, brings hands-on digital learning programs and engagement activities to over 200 elementary schools across the United States. Through Premier League's commitment to the program, the Premier League Primary Stars USA program is available at no cost to schools and students across seven metropolitan areas including Atlanta, Austin, Boston, New York, San Diego, Stamford, CT and Tampa Bay.
EVERFI is a technology company driving social change through education that addresses the biggest issues affecting society ranging from financial wellness to prescription drug safety to workplace conduct. Founded in 2008, EVERFI is fueled by its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform and has reached more than 30 million learners across the U.S. and Canada. EVERFI's Networks bring together financial institutions, colleges and universities, and some of the largest corporations to leverage insights and connections to drive impact. Some of America's leading CEOs and venture capital firms are EVERFI investors including Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, Twitter founder Evan Williams, Advance Publications, Rethink Education and Rethink Impact. To learn more about EVERFI visit everfi.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Twitter @EVERFI