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African-American History Courses Available at No Cost to High School Students in Florida and Texas for the 2021-2022 School Year

MIAMI & DALLAS , September 22 /Businesswire/ - Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (“Southern Glazer’s”)—the world’s pre-eminent distributor of beverage alcohol—today announced it will once again provide the digital courses 306: African-American History and 306: Continuing the Story at no cost to all public and private high schools in Miami-Dade and Broward counties in Florida, and Dallas and Collin counties in Texas. Students who complete the courses are invited to participate in the “Cheers to Diversity Student Essay Contest” for a chance to win $2,500 college scholarships.

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Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits launched its “Cheers to Diversity Student Essay Contest” in partnership with EVERFI during Fall 2020. Four students were awarded $2,500 college scholarships for their submissions. (Photo: Business Wire)

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits launched its “Cheers to Diversity Student Essay Contest” in partnership with EVERFI during Fall 2020. Four students were awarded $2,500 college scholarships for their submissions. (Photo: Business Wire)

Developed by leading education technology company EVERFI, the 306: African-American History course brings to life the important leaders and events whose impact changed the fabric of American life. The course covers four key eras and allows students to take control of their journey as they travel at their own pace. Launched in 2021, 306: Continuing the Story extends the previous lessons, teaching students about events in U.S. history from both before and after the Civil Rights Era that have shaped the experiences of many Black people in the United States.

During its inaugural 2020-2021 school year, Southern Glazer’s 306 program reached almost 2,500 students in 49 schools, resulting in more than 4,030 hours of learning. Participating students achieved an incredible 80% learning gain, with 90% of students agreeing that the course shared stories they had not previously heard. In addition to the 306 courses, Southern Glazer’s funded EVERFI’s Diversity Foundations course, which provided more than 830 students at 15 schools content around the concepts of identity, bias, power, privilege and oppression.

Southern Glazer’s also launched the “Cheers to Diversity Student Essay Contest” during Fall 2020, where students were asked to reflect on the content covered in the digital courses with a 300-word essay. The four students below were awarded $2,500 college scholarships in the form of Leaf College Savings gift cards:

  • Vinay Upadhyay, Sunnyvale High School, TX
  • Atira Claude, Cooper City High School, FL
  • Briana John, Sunnyvale High School, TX
  • Cadence Julian, Miami Palmetto Senior High School, FL

Southern Glazer’s is excited to offer the same opportunity to students who complete the 306 digital courses during the 2021-2022 school year.

“I can apply what I have learned in this class to modern life,” said a former participating student from Florida. “I can acknowledge how far humanity has come to accept each other based on race, and that there is still some unfinished work from the past that can hopefully be fixed in the future.”

Teachers, guidance counselors, and school administrators in the available counties who are interested in implementing this program for the 2021-2022 school year can contact the following EVERFI Implementation Managers for details:

About Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is the world’s pre-eminent distributor of beverage alcohol, and proud to be a multi-generational, family-owned company. The Company has operations in 44 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and Canada. Southern Glazer’s urges all retail customers and adult consumers to market, sell, serve, and enjoy its products responsibly. For more information visit www.southernglazers.com. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @sgwinespirits and on Facebook at Facebook.com/SouthernGlazers.

About EVERFI, Inc.

EVERFI is an international technology company driving social impact through education to address the most challenging issues affecting society ranging from financial wellness to mental health to workplace conduct and other critical topics. Founded in 2008, EVERFI’s Impact-as-a-Service TM solution and digital educational content have reached more than 41 million learners globally. In 2020, the company was recognized as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company and was featured on Fortune Magazine’s Impact 20 List. The company was also named to the 2021 GSV EdTech 150, a list of the most transformative growth companies in digital learning. 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, Rethink Impact, The Rise Fund, and TPG Growth. To learn more about EVERFI and how you can #answerthecall please visit everfi.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Twitter @EVERFI.


STORY TAGS: Photo/Multimedia, Florida, Texas, Primary/Secondary, Education, Philanthropy, Retail, Wine & Spirits, Other Philanthropy, Food/Beverage, United States, North America, Contest, Funding, Product/Service,

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