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El Monte Elementary School Students in Concord to Participate in Classroom Champions’ February Student Champion Chat featuring Top American Athlete Mentors

El Monte Elementary School Students in Concord to Participate in Classroom Champions’ February Student Champion Chat featuring Top American Athlete Mentors


What:  The third Classroom Champions’ Student Champion Chat of the school year featuring four of America’s best athletes competing at the top levels of their sport.  Focusing on goal setting and streaming live on SportsEngine, the 45-minute moderated chat offers students from all schools across the US an opportunity to ask questions and engage directly with the athletes via Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #CClivechats.


Who:   World Champion Bobsledder and Two-Time U.S. Olympic Medalist Elana Meyers Taylor

            World Champion Luger and 2014 U.S. Olympic Bronze Medalist Erin Hamlin

            World Champion Luger and 2018 U.S. Olympic Silver Medalist Chris Mazdzer

            IBSF World Cup Bronze Medalist & 2018 U.S. Olympic Team Alternate Nic Taylor


When: February 22, 10:00 am (PT)


Where: El Monte Elementary School, 1400 Dina Dr., Concord, CA 94519


Media is invited to cover the chat and interview the students and teachers about Classroom Champions. On-site contact is Catherine Wittman, Classroom Champions, 510.501.6416, or cwittman@classroomchampions.org.


About Classroom Champions:  

Classroom Champions has partnered more than 125 world class athletes, para-athletes, college athletes and NFL players as mentors with more than 1000 classrooms across North America.  Using the current digital landscape to scale their reach, the program utilizes monthly video lessons, live chat’s and social media, to build mentoring relationships between the athletes and students throughout the school year.


By using available technology, the athletes can give back to their communities while still maintaining their rigorous training and competition schedules.  Their mentoring provides social and emotional learning (SEL) support to students and teachers that builds on critical areas such as interpersonal skills, school engagement, digital literacy, perseverance and goal setting. 


This year, Classroom Champions has mentored its 25,000th student.  Their programming has operated in 7 countries, including the US and Canada, and continues to challenge students to recognize their potential, set goals and dream big while also educating them in the practical use of communications technology


To attend the event, please contact Susan Bradshaw Crowther, Classroom Champions, at susan@susanbradshaw.com or 917.881.7350


Back-up media contact is Ursula Kroemer Leimbach, MDUSD, at 760.705.6919 (mobile) or communications@mdusd.org

Posted by: Debbie Maher, District Admin, Mt. Diablo Unified School District Published:2/21/18
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