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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.

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