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Distance Learning Tool – Noggin Cares

To support families during COVID, United Way is proud to announce a new resource in partnership with the National Campaign for Grade Level Reading and Nickelodeon called Noggin Cares, an educational online platform for parents with young children. Through a special link, UWSWA is able to offer Noggin Cares to the community for 90 days at no cost and no credit card required to register.


Noggin, a highly trusted, research-based, learning service for children ages 2 – 6, is committed to ensuring that all families have access to engaging and proven educational experiences every day.  Through our partnerships, Noggin Cares is helping tens of thousands of families across the United States learn and play together, at home!

Parents can find articles, tips, and off-screen activities created by the Noggin team of experts in early childhood development and education.

To sign up for your 90 day access to Noggin:


CHARACTER PLAYBOOK is now the umbrella name for two programs: Healthy Relationships and Mental Wellness Basics.

  • The Healthy Relationships course is an interactive, digital education program that uses evidence-based strategies to teach middle school students how to cultivate and maintain healthy relationships, make good decisions and step in when they see questionable activity. The course engages students in activities that challenge them to better understand their own values and relationships with others. The six modules cover key concepts around positive character development, social-emotional learning (SEL), and building healthy relationships. The program empowers students to be compassionate friends who are better equipped to facilitate real connection to their community, family and friends.
  • The Mental Wellness Basics course builds on those learnings to equip students to become powerful advocates for the mental wellness of themselves and their peers. Like our physical health, our mental health can be strengthened or diminished through daily habits. Mental Wellness Basics is a digital resource that introduces middle and high school students to mental health education. Stigma associated with mental health can have serious and negative impacts on help-seeking behaviors, and many mental health conditions and symptoms can be significantly lessened through prevention. Placing importance on mental health education in schools leads to less stigma and improves the overall mental health of students

Parents and Students Without Existing Accounts

For the first time ever, United Way has created a website where parents will be able to search for their child’s school and receive a direct student access code to Character Playbook. 

Elementary School Resources

  • The Compassion Project: SEL Lessons
  • Vault – Understanding Money: Financial Education
  • Future Goals: Hockey Scholar
  • WORD Force: Literary Adventure
  • Healthier Me: Elementary

Middle School Resources

  • Metal Health Basics
  • FutureSmart: Financial Education
  • Character Playbook: SEL Lessons
  • Ignition: Digital Wellness & Safety
  • Venture: Entrepreneurial Expedition
  • Future Goals: Hockey Scholar
  • Endeavor: STEM Career Expedition
  • Honor Code: Beyond Bullying
  • 306: African American History
  • Healthier Me Middle School

High School Resources

  • Metal Health Basics
  • EVERFI: Financial Education
  • Prescription Drug Safety
  • Marketplaces: Investing Basics
  • Venture: Entrepreneurial Expedition
  • Keys to Your Future: Career & College Readiness
  • Ignition: Digital Wellness & Safety
  • Character Playbook: SEL Lessons
  • Endeavor: STEM Career Expedition
  • Honor Code: Beyond Bullying
  • 306: African American History
  • AlcoholEdu for High School
When your student logs in to their account, all lessons for their grade band (elementary, middle or high) will automatically be added to their student dashboard. Everything that is typically available to your student’s school is what they will see on their accounts at home.  Parent & Student Access


Parents and Students With Existing Accounts Login
Schools and Teachers Login
If you are an administrator, teacher or student with a current EVERFI username and password through your school, please note that you do and will continue to have access to EVERFI programming. Please log on to using your credentials to leverage the resources at this time.


Other Distance Learning Resources

History Museum of Mobile – History at Home

The Mobile Museum of Art – The Museum Online

Shelly Silverstein – Learning Resources

  • Whether you’re reading Shel Silverstein’s poems with your children, using his books to celebrate Poetry Month, or planning a Shelebration® event at your home, school, or library, we have the resources you need to engage kids in Shel’s extraordinary world.

Smithsonian Distance Learning – Learning Lab Open Access