Game development

Gen.G creates an after-school program with SMUD

Multinational esports organization Gen. G announced a partnership with the Sacramento Municipal Public Service District (SMUD).

As part of this agreement, the two entities will join forces this fall to host the Colts Generational Gaming Academy in Edward Harris, Jr. Middle SchooI am in Elk Grove, California.

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The 20-week after-school program, which launches on October 4, will feature 100 students interested in play and engaging daily with STEM, sustainability and innovation.

Students will learn through the eyes of the game to acquire skills applicable to real careers through educational projects.

Kahlil Keys, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Gen.G, said, “We couldn’t be more excited to expand our educational knowledge, reach and resources at Edward Harris, Jr. Middle School. We are proud to partner with a school that shares our mission of equipping students with tangible skills and networks that enable them to pursue a prosperous future.

“We believe this program will ultimately establish a new framework for helping students define their dream careers in STEM through engagement with game technology and professionals.”

The courses will be divided into 3 categories: Gaming and Esports, Gaming and Society, as well as Gaming and Innovation. Specifically, students will explore topics such as zero carbon technology, the fundamentals of game development, the basics of content creation, and sustainability.

Students will also have the opportunity to meet professionals in the gaming industry, including content creators, professional gamers, and marketing experts.

Charles Amy, principal of Edward Harris, Jr. Middle School, added, “Edward Harris, Jr. Middle School is proud to partner with Gen.G to provide our students with the opportunity to explore a potential career path in the world of video games.

“This program will integrate students’ passions for video games and design, with everyone’s number one goal, learning. We only expect successful results from this endeavor. “

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The partnership with Gen.G and Edward Harris, Jr. Middle School is part of SMUD’s continued support of the Sacramento area through their community outreach program.

Rosanna Herber, Board Member of SMUD, commented, “This is an incredible opportunity for Elk Grove students to harness the power of tomorrow. Engaging STEM activities allow students to dive into the Minecraft platform to solve real-world problems within their own communities.

“With the addition of SMUD’s Curriculum and Resource Priority Map, students will design and implement a local project that improves public life and protects the environment and our future. ”

Esports Insider Says: This is an incredible opportunity for Gen.G to reach out to its younger demographic and provide them with practical skills as well. Through this collaboration, Gen.G and SMUD are poised not only to encourage college students to consider esports as a career, but also to give back to local communities through environmentally focused programs.

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