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For more information on this program, contact: Terry Kraft Chief Esports Strategist Emerald Foundation
Phone: (717) 314-4760
James Roussel Esports Program Coordinator Emerald Foundation
What is Esports?
Also known as electronic sports, esports is a form of competition that is facilitated through computer gaming. Most commonly, esports takes the form of organized, multiplayer online video game competitions. These competitions often incorporate live broadcasts with commentary and award prize money to competitors. Esports is also one of the fastest growing sports in the world.
High School Esports Program Awarded $500,000 Grant From PA Department Of Education.
(LANCASTER, PA – February 11, 2019) –Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera announced today that the Emerald Foundation has been awarded nearly $500,000 in a PAsmart Advancing Computer Science & STEM Grant for its “Supporting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Esports” program.
“Supporting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Esports” will infuse STEM learning into a passion students currently embrace: video gameplay. The North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF), founded by the Samueli Foundation and managed on the east coast by the Emerald Foundation, was created to provide opportunities for ALL students to use esports as a platform to acquire critical communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills needed to thrive in work and in life. This new program in Pennsylvania will bridge the gaps between the highest and lowest performing students through highly engaging instruction, ongoing opportunities for team collaboration, creative problem-solving, and competitive fair play.