Hockey came to Capitol Hill Wednesday morning with the 2019 Hockey Day on the Hill. The bipartisan Congressional Hockey Caucus held a congressional briefing in conjunction with the NHL to discuss how hockey is growing its impact through a connection to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education in schools.
The NHL showcased its Future Goals program, which is an ongoing partnership with education technology company EVERFI. Backed by a $20 million commitment by the NHL, the program has engaged over two million students in the country since 2014.
After the briefing, students from two local schools had the opportunity to try out a few of the EVERFI lesson modules as well as a hands-on beginner hockey skills clinic with Olympic gold medalist Haley Skarupa.