The Emerald Difference
Emerald Esports is the signature initiative of the Emerald Foundation 501c(3) – a non-profit, charitable organization. We provide scholastic and community-based video gaming clubs with a tournament and social-educational platform for learning and growth through competitive gaming. By joining Emerald Esports, clubs and members will have access to The Ezone, our virtual community that focuses on empowering girls in gaming, autism and esports research, and career mentorship. By fostering emerging leaders in the industry on the local level and encouraging them to carry their values forward, Emerald will help create a more inclusive and proficient esports workforce for the future.
To engage and inspire students by identifying and nurturing competencies awakened through esports and connect them to their community.
We provide engaging programming for all students through equitable means.
We facilitate an immersive, fun environment for students to play, explore, and connect through ongoing organized events and learning opportunities.
We consistently introduce forward-thinking solutions to ever-changing learning and career-exploration needs for students.
We provide informal education opportunities in a safe, nurturing community for students to learn, practice, and develop.
We build robust relationships and mutually-beneficial partnerships by bringing collaborative people and organizations together to maximize our impact.
4 Pillars of Focus
Student Esports Club Incubation
Providing resources for students to build robust esports clubs that focus on career development and personal growth
Empowering Girls in Gaming
Taking actionable steps to support female gamers in esports and STEM through networking and mentorship
Career Development Program
Connecting individual skills developed through esports to opportunities in the wider business community
Esports and Autism Research
Advocating for the benefits of esports in the social and emotional lives of youth on the autism spectrum