The PAST Foundation headquartered in Columbus, Ohio is proud to announce they will join forces with ESPORTS OHIO, the North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF), and the Samueli Foundation to form The Ohio Scholastic Esports League Collaborative (“OSELC”). This collaboration will allow students to use NASEF’s scholastic esports platform, provide competitive opportunities for student teams, and offer the framework for high schools to create esports career pathways.
Esports provides an opportunity for any student to connect a favorite past-time and passion – playing video games – to learning. This program will enable them to join a community of their peers with similar interests in a supervised setting that parents will appreciate. Within the esports community, students acquire critical communications, experience collaboration, and practice problem-solving skills needed for students to thrive in work and life.
Building an esports community teaches students to think like entrepreneurs and assemble a team of members with different skill sets, talents, and experiences. An esports team might begin with expert players and quickly realize they need other team members to assist with marketing, promotion, sponsorships, video and production, and programming.
Esports Ohio is a free-to-join educational nonprofit esports organization and league created by teachers for students. Its vision is to create a world where electronic sports are embraced as a positive educational and developmental change agent for all students. They welcome all students, coaches, administrators, and parents of those interested in participating. Esports is an ever growing and ever-changing group of electronic game competitions. Its mission is to empower students by providing educational institutions with the knowledge, direction, support and resources to implement, maintain, educate and compete in electronic sports. They strive to give students the best possible accommodations for educational value, competition, involvement, and recruitment.
Learn more at www.esportsohio.org/home.
The North America Scholastic Esports Federation is working to ensure that ALL students possess the knowledge and skills needed to be society’s game changers: educated, productive, and empathetic individuals. NASEF is on a mission 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. The Federation’s core values are intertwined through all aspects of education and play: learning, opportunity, community, diversity, and respect.
Learn more at www.esportsfed.org.