EverFi creates relationships between government and education leaders. The company provides educational technology to schools so instructors can teach young people critical life skills, like financial education, substance abuse prevention and civics. Teachers deliver lessons through Web-enabled tools, including interactive games, in efforts to make learning fun.

The company hosts events at schools to showcase products, and government leaders are invited to attend and learn how they can introduce next-generation education tools to their jurisdictions.

Last month, for instance, California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom visited Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in San Francisco for an EverFi event launching Ignition: My Digital Life. My Digital Life, an online, in-class program that teaches literacy, is sponsored by the telecommunications company Neustar. EverFi partners with companies like Neustar to create education tools for consumption over the Web.

Our latest GovTech Innovator is Mike Fee, EverFi’s executive vice president for the West Coast, who spoke about his company’s technology and how educational technology can assist schools around the country.

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