SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
iCivics has just begun an exciting new partnership with EverFi, a leading education technology company focused on critical skills. EverFi recognizes that civic knowledge is certainly a critical skill for 21st Century learners, and iCivics is the first and leading provider in its brand-new Commons-Digital Town Square.
And the best part for teachers and students is that like all of our games and lesson plans, EverFi provides content to K-12 schools free of charge. In just a few short years, iCivics has reached so many students around the country, and we're thrilled to get even more kids enthusiastic about civic learning and engagement through this exciting new partnership.
Executive Director of iCivics Gene Koo said, "as Justice Sandra Day O'Connor observes, ‘civic knowledge is not passed down through the gene pool; it must be taught.' iCivics is at the vanguard of teaching the next generation to be informed and engaged citizens, reaching millions of children with our innovative games and teaching materials. We are excited to engage millions more by partnering with EverFi to bring interactive civic learning to students across the country."
And Everfi Chief Executive Officer Tom Davidson noted that, “now more than ever, young people have the tools to connect and engage on the issues they care about, with social networks and mobile devices offering unique channels to mobilize citizens across the political spectrum. But there is a major signal to noise problem here. Our goal is to help students admire and respect the beauty of the system that they live in.”
That is a goal worth pursuing!