STEM Progress® Program

Inspiring the next generation of forward thinkers

STEM Progress®

From innovative products and services to goal setting and people planning, we look to the future in nearly everything we do. This includes investing in and inspiring students to pursue STEM-related careers.

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Since 2013, hundreds of Progressive people across the country have volunteered for our STEM Progress® program. Through it, they’ve inspired more than 22,000 elementary, middle and high school students across the United States to cultivate skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Progressive people present Crash Courses – internally developed lessons that reinforce STEM skills - to help students better understand how these skills apply to real-life situations and can lead to careers in insurance.

Read below to learn more about our fun, interactive, class modules available for grades 3-12.

Grades 3-5

Progressive Parkway is a fun and interactive board game, where students are broken into groups and are either on the urban or rural side of the board. They encounter real-life events and then use their addition, subtraction, and graphing skills as they learn about risk and probability.

Grades 6-8

In CSI, students take on the role of an Insurance Claims Rep and investigate an intersection accident. Students use their measurement, algebra, data analysis, and critical thinking skills to determine who’s at fault.

Grades 6-8

In Baseball by Numbers, students use their math and data analysis skills to follow and analyze the stats of MLB players. They then use these skills to analyze how insurance companies use driving-related data to determine risk ratings.

Grades 9-12

Students examine an actual accident scenario from two perspectives: physics and insurance. They then learn about basic insurance coverages and how they may protect them from financial loss.

Grades 3-5

Destination Space Camp teaches basic IT programming concepts by playing a fun board game where students use their algorithmic problem solving, collaboration and critical-thinking skills to program a route to space camp.

Grades 9-12

Plan IT, Code IT, Test IT teaches students about the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) through a series of hands-on activities and videos.

Grades 9-12

In Pizza Pronto, students learn about usage-based insurance and compete in a web-based driving game where they attempt to deliver pizzas by demonstrating safe driving behaviors. Students collaborate to solve algebra problems to earn tips for their team.

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Between 2014 and 2024, the United States will need to fill over 2.6 million STEM job openings, including nearly 1.1 million computer occupations and almost 511,000 engineering roles (2017 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report).

The U.S. Department of Education found that only 16 percent of high school seniors are proficient in math and interested in a STEM career; and of those who pursue a STEM college major, only half choose to work in a related job.