The Islanders Organization values the importance of education and believes it must come first in a child’s life. The “Islanders @School Program” brings the game of hockey to elementary school classrooms. The @School program incorporates special assemblies that teach students the importance of making smart decisions, teamwork, staying healthy, getting a good education and hard work.
The New York Islanders, The NHL, and the NHLPA have partnered with EverFi to launch the “Future Goals” Program, a major initiative that will bring interactive education opportunities to communities across North America. Using the fast-paced, exciting game of hockey as a learning vehicle, students will be able to understand the real-world application of key science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topics. The program also introduces students to significant future career opportunities that exist in STEM-related fields.
Courier of Courage
Many young children across Long Island have experienced a hardship in their lives. Despite life’s struggles, these kids have overcome obstacles to get where they are today. The “Courier of Courage” program acknowledges these children for the battles they have face and the hardships they have overcome. The “Courier of Courage” becomes an Islanders VIP for day and is invited to attend Islanders practice.
Team Up 4 Community
The W20 Foundation, started in 2007 by former Islander Steve Webb, presents “Team Up 4 Community,” an invaluable resource to young people, athletes, aspiring leaders and communities. “Team Up 4 Community” highlights community giveback that athletes contribute to their communities.
Islanders School Assembly Program
The Islanders School Assembly stresses the importance of making smart decisions, eating healthy, staying active as well as treating other with respect. During this interactive assembly, the Islanders help students realize why being committed to making smart decisions is important in school and life.
Islanders School Day
Select elementary schools are visited by members of the Islanders team for a special assembly. During this event the Islanders are paired off for the community initiative, and speak to students on topics ranging from the importance of education, staying active, eating healthy and making smart decisions in life.
The New York Islanders pay recognition to local community members that have gone above and beyond to help an individual or the community in which we all live. The Hometown Hero is invited to come to a New York Islanders game and receive in-game recognition.
Charity of the Game
The New York Islanders Charity of the Game Program works in conjunction with the Islanders Children’s Foundation. This program welcomes non-profit organizations inside Nassau Coliseum to distribute information, conduct a ticket fundraiser and receive proceeds from the ICF 50/50. Every regular season game at Nassau Coliseum has a different Charity of the Game.
Welcome Home Veterans
The Islanders are proud to recognize local military personnel who serve overseas protecting America and representing all Long Islanders. During each Islanders home game, one veteran is honored.
Blades for Grades
The Blades for Grades Program rewards students for working hard in school and earning good grades. Students applying for the program must show that they have received an “A” or moved up a letter grade in a subject, in order to earn complimentary tickets to an Islanders game. The program is currently closed for the remainder of the 15-16 season. Please check back again in September to find out how you can participate. Keep up the good work!