Grade: 6th, 7th, and 8th
Teacher Name: Seneca M. Hart
Purpose and Rationale: Funds for a season's worth of holistic esports programming and coaching, designed to grow students in-game skill development (mechanics), as well as educating students on general health, wellness, social emotional learning, goal setting, teamwork, and leadership skills.
Strategy: Purchasing a dedicated coaching package gives the East Coding Club esports students a dedicated, season-long coach (along with account management, customer support, and operations) for 30+ students actively participating in the esports at East, who desired to compete in a middle school esports league against other Texas middle school teams, with the ultimate goal of winning a state championship.
External Resources: Vanta is a youth esports development coaching platform that provides vetted, trained, and expert esports coaching and development programming geared towards building gamers of character who can grow into future leaders.
Evaluation Summary: Esports provides students with character development, valuable life skills, STEM engagement, SEL development, job skills, and engagement in an active and supportive community. The goal will be to increase student participation in the East Coding Club, and as well as to successfully begin a competitive esports program at East.
Estimated Completion Date: December 18, 2022
Items you plan to purchase with grant money: [list major items]
The minimum amount I need to get started on this grant is [$ 899]