Classroom Champions connects top performing athletes with students in high-need schools. We use video lessons and live video chat to motivate students to recognize their potential, set goals, and dream big, while educating them in the practical use of communications technology.
Not all kids have the benefit of strong role models who encourage them to envision for themselves a bright and successful future. Classroom CHampions aims to address these issues and many more by using our Olympians and Paralympians as role models for success and goal setting while increasing students' digital literacy.
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26 May 2014 - Makowsky Awes CLES Students
Olympic speed skater Lucas Makowsky is a hero to a Cold Lake Elementary School Grade 1 class.
The group entered a Classroom Champions contest and won, garnering them a visit from Makowsky on May 22.
The program matches Olympians and Paralympians with classrooms around Canada, the United States, and Costa Rica by having the athlete deliver a series of lessons to students via video, with winners getting a live visit with the person.
22 May 2014 - NEWCAP News clip (YouTube)
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12 September 2013 - Calgary kids get help being faster, higher, stronger in the classroom
Calgary students got a boost from Olympic champs Thursday, with a new program launched at a city school.
Olympic medalists Steven Mesler and Lucas Makowsky spoke with future Olympians, as the pair stopped in for a visit at Keeler Elementary in Forest Lawn as part of the Classroom Champions program.
Classroom Champions, founded by Mesler and his sister Leigh Mesler Parise, brings athlete mentors into classrooms across Canada and the U.S, teaching them the merits of goal setting, hard work, perseverance and the training involved with being an Olympian.