South Gate Teacher at KIPP Corazón Academy Awarded by the NHL

South Gate Teacher at KIPP Corazón Academy Awarded by the NHL

By: ABC7 and Good Day LA

Teachers are one of the most valuable players in a child's life. The Future Goals™ Most Valuable Teacher program — presented by SAP, the National Hockey League (NHL), National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) and EVERFI — "allows us to celebrate our everyday heroes in the classroom, our teachers, who do so much for our children every single day." This program gives the community a chance to vote for their favorite teacher!

“The votes are in,” announced the NHL.

Alfredo Crossman-Chavez Jr., Athletic Director and Physical Education Teacher at KIPP Corazón Academy was one out of twenty teacher nominees across North America, and recently received a special surprise by the LA Kings to recognize him as NHL’s Future Goals™ Most Valuable Teacher for January 2022!

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This great recognition includes a signed LA Kings jersey, tickets to an upcoming LA Kings game, and $10,000 worth of technology donations provided by NHL partner SAP for KIPP SoCal Public Schools.

“Watch to learn how Coach Chavez is meeting his students where they are and why he's truly an MVT on Good Day LA.”

“The Future Goals Program brings important skills with a STEM sports curriculum that helps prepare kids for success in life. Using the fast-paced, exciting game of hockey as a STEM learning vehicle, the program helps students understand the real world applications of science and math principles!” To learn more, visit:

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