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WIN’S Lessonbee Accepted into Verizon’s Accelerator

March 16 2023

Westchester Innovation Network (WIN) participant Lessonbee has been accepted into Verizon’s Forward for Good Accelerator in Orlando, Florida. Lessonbee was one of seven companies selected for the accelerator’s health equity program out of hundreds

Literal Humans

Transforming Health Education with Reva McPollom from Lessonbee

January 26 2023

This week, Reva McPollom, Founder & CEO of Lessonbee, shares her mission to transform K-12 health education and social emotional learning.

WestFair Online

A ‘WIN’ for wellness literacy

January 5 2023

Westchester Innovation Network (WIN), a Business Council of Westchester initiative designed to connect innovative products and services with existing organizations to guide and support their development, paired the company with the Yonkers Housing Authority (YHA).

eSchool News

What SEL teaches us about safety

December 26 2022

With SEL, we can foster emotional safety and mental wellness, and help reduce violence and risky behaviors among students

Yonkers Times

Westchester Innovation Network participant Lessonbee wins 100k Google Award

October 1 2022

The health education tech company Lessonbee has won a $100,000 award from the Google for Startups Initiative.


Lessonbee introduces health platform to Yonkers housing authority

June 13 2022

The health education platform Lessonbee will introduce its instructional program this summer to Yonkers' affordable housing residents as part of the Westchester Innovation Network.

WVOX Radio

Westchester Means Business interview with Reva McPollom, Founder & CEO of Lessonbee

May 24 2022

Jon Ravitz, host of Westchester Means Business on WVOX radio, interviews Lessonbee CEO and founder Reva McPollom about her experiences as an entrepreneur transforming K-12 health education and SEL for students, teachers and families.


Lessonbee offers NYSCATE members Free Mental Health Curriculum Access

Dec 5 2021

We at Lessonbee were thrilled to attend the NYSCATE annual conference last month in Rochester and meet with many of you. It was helpful for us to learn about the challenges you face with providing high quality health education in your districts. We heard things like there's not enough curriculum time, stakeholders don't see it as a priority, and students lack devices and high-speed Internet.

New York Family

Lessonbee: The Online Learning Platform That is Redefining A Family’s Mental Health and Education

Jul 13, 2021

While the pandemic and being in lockdown was historically hard for everyone, it was especially rough for kids. In ordinary, pre-pandemic life, I would hear an abbreviated version of my child’s day when they’d come home from school.

Teachers College - Columbia University

Health Education Can Do Better. Ed Tech Entrepreneur Reva McPollom (M.A. ’12) Is Making It Happen

Jun 16, 2021

If your health education classes in school were defined by awkward conversations, outdated science, and silence on issues related to the LGBTQ+ community and different cultures, Reva McPollom (M.A. ’12) relates to what you went through. As the founder and CEO of Lessonbee — an online learning platform that offers culturally relevant health education courses — she’s rewriting the rules to break new ground in how schools teach sex education, mental health and more.

Hello Alice

What if Health Class Was...Actually Useful?

Jan 4, 2021

For years, the extent of American health education was a gym teacher rolling out the slide projector and droning on about the evils of drugs, alcohol, and sex. But Reva McPollom, an entrepreneur with a background in digital learning, believes that today’s generation needs a modern version of health education that meets students “where they’re at.”


The Root 100 - The Most Influential African Americans in 2020 - 99: Reva McPollom

Sep 21, 2020

Reva McPollom wants to make "coming of age" less confusing. Her own experience growing up queer highlighted inadequacies in the way topics like mental and sexual health and identity have traditionally been taught in schools. Now an educator and

Blood And Milk


Jun 30, 2020

Growing up and exploring her queer identity without having proper sexual or mental health education left Reva McPollom often feeling confused and isolated. For that reason, she seeks to build conversation, especially in schools, among peers, and

Tech Crunch

Health class is outdated, so Lessonbee wants to fix it

Jun 30, 2020

Sex education in the United States is complicated.One example: For decades, the United States invested billions into abstinence-only programs. Eventually, schools rejected government funding for these programs and pushed a more

Fast Company

This startup is redesigning sex education for the Instagram era

Jun 29, 2020

In contrast to these outdated modes of sex and nutrition education, Lessonbee is health class for the Instagram age. Founded by Reva McPollom in 2016, Lessonbee offers online classes that take broad topics like depression, bullying, sex, anorexia, gender-


Rising Startups To Watch With Diverse Founders

Jun 25, 2020

Lessonbee, founded by Reva McPollom, is an edtech company on a mission to promote health and lifelong learning through culturally responsive education. It addresses the need for accurate and inclusive learning content for health

Mind Body Green

10 Resources For Black Mothers — Because Maternal Care Is Important

Jun 22, 2020

Founded by Reva McPollom, Lessonbee is a learning tool for students, families, and their educators to learn about the various aspects of health. It was created to address a very real, dire problem affecting students across the U.S.: a lack of access to digital,


A Founder’s Quest to Build a More Equitable World Through Health Education

Jun 02, 2020

Reva McPollom is a millennial mom, digital learning consultant, and the founder and CEO of Lessonbee, an educational technology company that’s reinventing the health education experience with adaptive digital curriculum and instructional tools to

Progress Report

HIGHER ED From Systemic Racism to Social Isolation

May 28, 2020

Reva McPollom always knew she liked informing the public. She started her career writing for the Home News Tribune and the Star Ledger in New Jersey in the early 2000s. As digital media evolved, so did she. After a few years working for a mobile

Columbia Venture

CVC Success: Lessonbee

Feb 26, 2020

Lessonbee is an educational technology company and was recently approved by the Chicago Public Schools Office of Student Health and Wellness as a supplemental resource. Chicago Public Schools is the third largest school district in the United

Columbia Venture

CVC-NY Demo Night with Reva McPollom

Oct 10, 2019

Lessonbee Founder Reva McPollom makes health class interactive and thoughtful. Here she also describes the tough realities of building a startup and balancing life. Lessonbee is one of six Columbia affiliated startups who will be presenting in the 9th


An Impact Accelerator For Startups Just North Of The Big Apple

Jun 30, 2019

Mt. Vernon, NY-based Lessonbee, which aims to transform health education with a new platform of health and sex education materials. According to founder Reva McPollom, her goal of building better health education will have a profound impact on

Westchester Magazine

Accel7 Helps Grow Westchester and Hudson Valley Startups Into Forces for Change

Jun 18, 2019

Lessonbee, is focused on building a platform to help with sex and health education in the public schools in the region. New York State says every public school now needs to offer sex and health education for every single student. Teachers

Startups Real

Lessonbee, TusDatos and Explorest join TheVentureCity Growth Program

Feb 03, 2020

Lessonbee is an edtech company from the USA that’s reinventing the health class experience with culture-responsive adaptive digital curriculum delivered via a cloud-based reflective learning system. “We recognize that healthy students behave

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