HR technology company collaborates with leading digital education provider to offer training and resources for online STEM education
WEST DES MOINES, IOWA (April 8, 2020)—Businessolver®, the leader in SaaS-based benefits technology and services, is teaming up with EVERFI to provide Endeavor, an online Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education program for middle school students. Sponsored by the Businessolver Foundation, this interactive program will be provided at no cost to schools across the U.S. where Businessolver has a significant local presence–Charlotte, North Carolina, Chicago, Illinois, Dallas, Texas, Denver, Colorado, Des Moines and Iowa City, Iowa and Louisville, Kentucky. Planned prior to the COVID-19 emergency, this virtual learning resource is now more important than ever as schools shift to online learning in response to the pandemic.
“As a technology company, we’ve always been dedicated to inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers, who someday may be Solvers themselves,” said Businessolver President and CEO, Jon Shanahan. “Now with schools nationwide moving to virtual learning, the need to provide high-quality, engaging STEM educational materials is even more vital. The Businessolver Foundation is proud to support expanding teachers’ and students’ access to these tools at this critical time and in the future.”
Developed and implemented by EVERFI, the leading social impact education innovator, the Endeavor program emphasizes STEM learning and career exploration, including big data, predictive algorithms, and game development. Through the Businessolver Foundation’s sponsorship, teachers at schools using Endeavor have access to one-on-one training resources as they implement the curriculum. The program also includes a new parent portal, which is facilitating access to this program as teachers and parents navigate the current shift to virtual learning.
“This online resource addresses career options, health and wellness, and social and emotional readiness for students,” said Jon Chapman, founder and president, EVERFI. “We’re delighted to work with the Businessolver Foundation to invest in STEM education, particularly at such a challenging time.”
With STEM-related job opportunities expected to grow in the coming years, it’s increasingly important for U.S. schools to empower students with the skills they’ll need for the future. Endeavor utilizes playlist building and game development to provide relatable activities for young learners, and it offers personalized takeaways about students’ interests, skills, and relevant career choices.
As Charlie B., aged nine said, “This program taught me how to work on projects and solve problems. I learned I could be a boss one day!”
To learn more about the Businessolver Foundation visit https://www.businessolver.com/who-we-are/businessolver-foundation.
Since 1998, Businessolver has delivered market-changing benefits administration technology supported by an intrinsic responsiveness to client needs. The company creates client programs that maximize benefits program investment, minimize risk exposure, and engage employees with easy-to-use solutions and communication tools to assist them in making wise and cost-efficient benefits selections. Founded by HR professionals, Businessolver’s unwavering service-oriented culture and secure SaaS platform provide measurable success in its mission to provide complete client delight.
About EVERFI, Inc.
EVERFI is an international technology company driving social change through education to address the most challenging issues affecting society ranging from financial wellness to prescription drug safety to workplace conduct and other critical topics. Founded in 2008, EVERFI is fueled by its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) community engagement platform and has reached more than 30 million learners globally. Recognized as one of the World's Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company in 2020, EVERFI powers community engagement in a sustained manner to empower individuals and organizations to make an impact within their communities. The Company also convenes Networks to 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, as well as Advance, Rethink Education and Rethink Impact. To learn more about EVERFI visit everfi.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Twitter @EVERFI.
Kristin Korzen, Edelman (on behalf of Businessolver)