Traditional STEM based program generally lack diversity and target white males, females and Asian males. When researching how to improve diversity in STEM I saw millions of students playing online games. Thus, I created esports as a "trojan horse" to attract ALL students to a safe fun place to gather and then infused STEM curriculum and career opportunities into their play.
NASEF establishes Clubs where students are empowered through templated structures to serve on committees, build their website, social media, learn about all facets of the esports industry and beyond, https://www.nasef.org/curriculum and https://www.nasef.org/career-pathways
NASEF grew from Clubs in 26 schools in Orange County CA in 2019 to now over 3,500 schools in the US including 26 State Affiliates and 32 country affiliates. NASEF's Club formation is FREE to any school and student worldwide. Our challenge as a global nonprofit is sustainable funding. NASEF currently relies on grants and philanthropy. NASEF recently launched an online Academy and professional development program for educations and we see that as part of our global financial growth in the coming years. Programmatically, NASEF is the esports curriculum of www.iesf.org, the world's largest esports association, and is currently working with the international olympic committee to become the IOC's education partner for esports.
Signing up for NASEF is free at the "Join NASEF" button on the website at www.nasef.org