Our Future

Over the past two decades, the Blue Jackets no-cost education programs have brought hockey into the classroom to teach teamwork, responsibility and respect in a fun, interactive way. A priority of the Blue Jackets and the Blue Jackets Foundation has been, and continues to be, making reading accessible to all children in our community by investing in education through literacy.

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received free education resources addressing literacy, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), academic achievements and physical activity 

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for equipment, supplies and field trips to schools and community centers


read by 3,120+ participants in 200+ classrooms through our Book Jackets program, presented by Ohio’s 529 Plan, College Advantage 


recognized for their academic achievements through our Student Achievers program, powered by AEP 


impacted through our ongoing Adopt-A-School partnership with Avondale Elementary


The Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation annually awards scholarships totaling $23,500 to high school seniors that show exceptional qualities both on and off the ice. 

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Selin Boztepe of Groveport Madison High School


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Addyson Eckstein of Hilliard Bradley High School


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Kade WIlliams of Dublin Jerome High School


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Ruling Our eXperiences 

Through support from the CBJ Foundation, Ruling Our eXperiences hosted a 20-week Social Emotional Learning curriculum for girls in grades 5-12 with the mission to create generations of confident girls who control their own relationships, experiences, decisions and futures.


participated in this program

Junior Achievement of Central Ohio 

Local elementary school students have the opportunity to combine their in-class learning with the business world by taking part in JA BizTown. Our grant supported the Blue Jackets hockey-themed storefront at BizTown, where students take part as the Blue Jackets CEO, CFO, Team Physician, Sales Manager, and Ticket Sales Director. 


learned basic economic concepts through this unique program 

Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation 

With funding from the CBJ Foundation, Columbus Metropolitan Library was able to expand support for K-12 students learning outside the classroom by providing Brainfuse HelpNow programs. HelpNow’s largest success is it continues to expand service to better support students in their studies and homework beyond the walls of CML’s dedicated School Help Centers. 

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funded through the CBJ Foundation’s support 

Community Shelter Board 

When meeting families for the first time, rapid re-housing case managers provide each child with a book of their own that includes tips to help parents make reading part of their daily routine as a family. Through support of the Foundation, 330+ children participated in the Reading at Home Literacy program. Additionally, CBJ forward Patrik Laine donated $1,000 to the Community Shelter Board for every point he racked up during the 2022-23 season to provide much-needed resources for families facing homelessness in Ohio's capital city. 

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Additional Partners Supported