In 2022, The Loyalty Foundation launched Newark City Schools' first-ever high school Esports (Electronic Sports) league in conjunction with Newark School of Data Science and Information Technology. We are in the process of setting up an Esports league for the Police Athletic League of New York and plan to bring Esports to partner organizations in cities across the U.S.
Because we have the capability to provide computers, equipment, set-up, and an IT person, participating organizations also gain a working computer lab where students can partake in our Gaming4Good, AI (Artificial Intelligence) & Art, and other programs.
As we have seen in Newark, the Esports programs are not just for Esports players, but also provide skill-learning opportunities for the team managers, game commentators, and audio / visual team, as well as a joyful environment for community building and new friendships.
Classes are 8 wks, 2 classes per week, 1 hr each class - for a total of 16 hrs.