New Social and Emotional Learning Platform Launched for American Schools with Olympic and Paralympic Athlete Mentors

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In a new interview with CMRubinWorld, Steve Mesler, Co-Founder and CEO of Classroom Champions, says all American schools will be able to learn anytime.

Classroom Champions, an organization that supports social and emotional learning (SEL), has launched a new platform and curriculum with Olympic and Paralympic athlete mentors. In a new interview with C.M. Rubin, Founder of CMRubinWorld, Mesler explains that the bottom line for the initiative was to create a safe place that takes the wisdom of athletes who are “walking the talk of perseverance, grit, and leadership,” and provide it to all teachers and schools in the United States. The platform will allow Classroom Champions to put Olympic and Paralympic athlete mentors in front of kids at a time in their lives when they’re most impressionable.

The Classroom Champions platform includes a brand new curriculum with 8 thematic units that focus on real-life evidence-based SEL learning topics for educators to leverage. Units are anchored in athletes’ video lessons supported by lesson plans and other family engagement materials. “There’s no other place where you can learn social and emotional lessons taught by the world’s best,” says Mesler.

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Steve Mesler is the Co-Founder and CEO of Classroom Champions, a non-profit dedicated to connecting students with world-class athlete mentors. The organization supports social and emotional learning (SEL) and academic achievement, and provides curriculum and mentorship programs to districts, schools, and teachers to encourage children to achieve successful futures. Working with 150+ Olympic, Paralympic, university student-athletes, and professional athletes who volunteer as mentors, Classroom Champions has provided scholarships to Title I, rural, and indigenous communities across the continent. Learn more at: http://www.classroomchampions.org​.                

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