Group hopes competitive spirit will translate to education - wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather & Sports

Group hopes competitive spirit will translate to education

The Louisville Central Community Center announced Wednesday it's starting the eLearn Olympics. The Louisville Central Community Center announced Wednesday it's starting the eLearn Olympics.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - In a competitive sports town, one group is hoping kids competitive instincts will kick in and give them an edge in their educations.

The Louisville Central Community Center announced Wednesday it's starting the eLearn Olympics.

The new program is web-based and gives students incentives and rewards for their performance in reading and math.

"This is an opportunity to really raise the value of education for kids in economic terms," said LCCC VP Kevin Fields

"It really is fitting to have an Olympic theme because even though each of the sports are different, they really have one thing in common," Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Donna Hargens said. "It's about a commitment to excellence and it's about hard work."

If you're interested in checking out the eLearn Olympics, you can access the website by clicking here.

Copyright 2013 WAVE News. All rights reserved.

  • WAVE 3 NewsNEWSMore>>

  • Weekend shooting leads to murder arrest

    Weekend shooting leads to murder arrest

    Thursday, February 22 2018 10:04 AM EST2018-02-22 15:04:00 GMT
    According to Edward Joiner's arrest report, surveillance video showed him shooting two men early Sunday morning. (Source: LMDC)According to Edward Joiner's arrest report, surveillance video showed him shooting two men early Sunday morning. (Source: LMDC)
    According to Edward Joiner's arrest report, surveillance video showed him shooting two men early Sunday morning. (Source: LMDC)According to Edward Joiner's arrest report, surveillance video showed him shooting two men early Sunday morning. (Source: LMDC)

    A man accused of shooting two people, including one who ended up dying, is now charged with murder.

    More >>

    A man accused of shooting two people, including one who ended up dying, is now charged with murder.

    More >>
  • Gold medalist Chloe Kim, Jimmy Fallon photobomb Olympic fans

    Gold medalist Chloe Kim, Jimmy Fallon photobomb Olympic fans

    Thursday, February 22 2018 9:24 AM EST2018-02-22 14:24:20 GMT
    nbc.comnbc.com

    Olympic snowboarding champion Chloe Kim and Jimmy Fallon photobombed unsuspecting Olympic fans on Wednesday night's episode of "The Tonight Show". 

    More >>

    Olympic snowboarding champion Chloe Kim and Jimmy Fallon photobombed unsuspecting Olympic fans on Wednesday night's episode of "The Tonight Show". 

    More >>
  • It's National Margarita Day!

    It's National Margarita Day!

    Thursday, February 22 2018 9:16 AM EST2018-02-22 14:16:41 GMT
    Today.comToday.com
    Today.comToday.com

    Grab some limes, it's National Margarita Day!

    More >>

    Grab some limes, it's National Margarita Day!

    More >>
Powered by Frankly