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Infuses communication, collaboration and problem solving skills into video game play.

It can be challenging to expose students to STEM – and even more so to grow their interest in potential career paths. By nurturing teamwork, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking skills, Emerald Esports is preparing students for success after school – personally and professionally.

The ecosystem is NASEF’s signature element that sets it apart from other esports clubs. The ecosystem bridges the gap between esports and learning. It is one of the few existing interest-based educational resources for esports where students can combine their passion for gaming with learning. It helps students realize that even though they may not be professional gamers, there are plenty of ways that they can be involved in esports in a variety of fashions.

The Emerald Foundation proudly partners with the Samueli Foundation to form the North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF). This initiative infuses what students already love, playing video games!

The Pennsylvania Department of Education awarded The Emerald Foundation a $500,000 grant for its “Supporting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Esports” initiative to bridge the gap between the highest and lowest performing students through engaging instruction, ongoing opportunities for team collaboration, creative problem-solving, and competitive fair play.

The Samueli Foundation and the Emerald Foundation have joined forces to form the North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF). The mission of NASEF is 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. 

Community Voices

“Esports has given many of our players a place to belong in our school. We have seen growth in soft skills and academic performances across the board.”

Matthew Fox

Assistant Principal Conestoga Valley

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