Over the years, ESA Foundation grants have been used in various ways, primarily to leverage video game technology to foster youth development and contribute to a more digitally advanced generation.
Programs we’ve supported, benefitting elementary through college-age students, improve health outcomes, help reinforce STEAM skills, enliven history lessons, increase civic participation and prepare students for college.
EverFi leverages technology to teach K-12 students critical life skills. With the ESA Foundation’s support, it launched the Ignition™ – Digital Literacy and Responsibility initiative in Los Angeles, Austin, Texas, and New York City. Ignition™ is a web-based learning platform that educates students about responsible digital citizenship and offers career exploration in video games and other STEAM fields. The ESA Foundation enabled EverFi to continue to build relationships with school districts, in part by partnering with Major League Baseball and the L.A. Dodgers for a Summer Slugger program aimed at helping kids retain critical educational skills during the summer months.