Studies have shown esports programs are associated with higher GPA’s for High School (Fox et. al.), increased satisfaction with school (Astin), fosters personal growth (Richard & Ares) and much more. And according to The National Federation for High School Esports, the sport provides many opportunities for growth and learning, such as the creation and practice of “soft skills,” including communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity.
Now, this recent article published by Esports In Las Vegas, explains how esports is proven to boost students morale... especially during these hard times during this COVID pandemic. The article also includes some quotes from Skullz CEO, Wes Byrd, including:
These programs offer kids ways to learn skills that will help them become professionals in areas of IT, engineering, journalism, management, and so much more. When kids are involved in an activity that they feel they have some ownership and/or leadership in, it boosts their moral, providing them with incentives to become positive and productive members of our society.
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