Facebook Live with Chris Aviles
Chris Aviles, a teacher in the Norwood Middle School in Fair Haven, Monmouth County,
and president of Garden State Esports, participates in a recent NJSBA Facebook Live session with host Michael Kvidahl.

Research Shows Esports Helps Students’ Social and Emotional Learning

Garden State Esports is a nonprofit founded by teachers for students, and its mission is to create high-quality, student-centered experiences. It provides the learning, competition, and the community needed for all students to use esports as a platform to grow. 

With many districts experiencing remote or hybrid learning, now is the perfect time to introduce Garden State Esports to your district. It is the state’s only free-to-play nonprofit organization founded and run by New Jersey educatorsBesides providing students with a safe, fun community to compete against, research has shown that esports contributes positively towards students’ social and emotional learning, health and wellness, and STEM learning outcomes. 

As the North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF) Affiliate for New Jersey, Garden State Esports asks all teams to register through NASEF hereIt’s free to join and comes with the added bonus of getting access to NASEF resources and opportunities in addition to those that Garden State Esports provides. The registration deadline is March 1. 

In partnership with Garden State Esports, the New Jersey School Boards Association hosted a Facebook Live Event discussing more about the program, the spring deadline, and the importance of Esports. 

Watch the recorded broadcast here. 

For more information, and to join the more than 50 school districts that already call GSE home, visit  GSEsports.org or email info@gsesports.org and get your district in the game.