Bringing Esports to Georgia’s Underprivileged Middle Schools

GSEF is excited about its new partnership with Atlanta-based Ghost Gaming and Generation Esports to provide esports programs to underprivileged middle schools throughout Georgia.

Together, the three organizations will provide in-school esports competitions, free esports curriculum for the schools, and career development opportunities for students.

Generation Esports founded the High School Esports League and the Middle School Esports League, operating programs in more than 5,000 schools across the U.S.

Ghost Gaming is an esports organization that focuses on cultivating and facilitating the best talent in gaming, design and content creation.

The mission of GSEF, the Georgia Scholastic Esports Foundation, is to provide opportunities for all Georgia students to use esports as a platform to acquire critical communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills needed to thrive in work and in life. GSEF is the Georgia affiliate of NASEF, the North American Scholastics Esports Federation.

Through their new partnership, the organizations are hosting a pilot tournament in Forsyth County middle schools this fall.  In spring 2022, they plan to host tournaments open to all middle schools in Georgia.

Stewart Tanner, Head of Partnerships at Ghost Gaming, noted in the press release announcement:

“We want to provide structure and support for youth in Georgia who have a passion for gaming.  We chose to align with Generation Esports and the Georgia Scholastic Esports Foundation since together we can provide organized in-school esports competition and curriculum with a focus on accessibility, inclusion and positive student outcomes.“
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Author:  Karen Cashion, GSEF Board

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