February 5, 2019
“IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY FUELED BY RAPID INNOVATION, STEM LEARNING IS VITAL FOR TODAY’S STUDENTS…IT IS THE KEY TO INNOVATION FOR ALL INDUSTRIES.” -EVERFI
By 2022, there will be 9M+ jobs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fields. But right now, vacancies for these jobs are nearly triple that of other roles. Student interest peaks around middle/secondary school and then drops at an eye-opening rate rate. 60% of US students have lost interest by high school graduation - with girls abandoning STEM at a higher rate than boys. But, at the same time, maintaining a skilled STEM workforce is vital to society's future; they will lead the way in innovating solutions to address food and energy shortages, cures for diseases, climate change, declining natural resources, healthcare, manufacturing and much more.
Sport provides a huge opportunity to engage students in STEM. We can use its global appeal – especially to young people – and its ideals of tenacity, collaboration and boundary-pushing to advance STEM education in exciting new ways. That has been the Sport & STEM Alliance's mission since 2017 and we hope that you will become a part. We're looking to build as diverse a membership pool as possible to have the greatest impact possible. Please view membership benefits below and then contact [email protected] to join us in creating a better tomorrow by becoming an Alliance member today!
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As Founding Members and Strategic Partners, Beyond Sport, the San Francisco 49ers Foundation and Chevron will be taking a leading role in the vision and mission of the Alliance in 2019.
CURRENT MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS INCLUDE:
Chelsea F.C. Foundation, ESPN, EverFi, i-tri, Learn Fresh, Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, Minnesota Vikings, MLB, MLSE Launchpad, NBA/WNBA, NHL, North Melbourne F.C., NYU, Oakland Athletics, Play Like A Girl, Power Community Ltd - Port Adelaide F.C., STEM Sports, TGR Foundation & UNICEF USA.