About the Gamer Education Initiative

About the Gamer Education (GamerEd) Initiative

While over 70% of minority students play video games, the workforce $150B gaming and $1.5B esports industries are almost non-existent to underrepresented and underserved communities. The Gamer Education (GamerEd) initiative is designed to teach and train the next generation of diverse leaders within these industries.

Pipeline

The Yard HBCU Esports Alliance

The Yard: HBCU Esports Alliance (HEA) is a diversity and inclusion initiative designed to significantly increase the participation of HBCU students, alumni and fans in the $150B gaming and $1.5B esports industries.  The HEA is built as a replicable model for various HBCU campuses, the HEA initiative features four distinct pillars that will drive diversity and inclusion in current and future aspects in gaming and esports.

CTE Strands

Career and Technical Education (CTE)

GamerEd features a Career and Technical Education (CTE) platform that teaches specific career skills to students in high school as they prepare for post-secondary institutions.  The project allows educators to develop strategies that allow 9-12 students to expand their knowledge and behavior as they make both college and career decisions.  Blended courses, using academic and applied techniques, support 8 of the 16 CTE career cluster tracks:

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