The Black Collegiate Gaming Association (BCGA) is kicked off summer with education and gaming all in one by teaming up with 7 HBCUs for the Corners to Colleges HBCU program. From June 5th to July 15th, over 100 high school students (9-12th grade) experienced a week of HBCU college prep gaming and learned in-depth about the world of Esports. Students stayed on HBCU campuses and were exposed to so many things for the first time including; exposure to HBCU college life, a 1-week overnight stay in campus dorms, introduction to the gaming industry and opportunities in all aspects of the industry including Esports, college advisors working with the students in the campus gaming & innovation labs, the opportunity to work on real case studies and projects from BCGA corporate partners, weekly compensations and certificate of completions, special awards &/or scholarships to one of the BCGA member institutions. The BCGA HBCU Charter Members’ Institutions included:
- Florida A&M University
- Mississippi Valley State University
- Edward Waters University
- Florida Memorial University
- Alabama State University
- Alabama A&M University
- Jackson State University
To be chosen for the Corners to College HBCU initiative, students had to have a 2.5 or higher GPA, two letters of recommendation from a teacher/guidance counselor and a community representative or non-profit organization. This initiative could not be done without the contributions from our sponsors: Sony Playstation, HyperX, Intel, Google Play, Lenovo, Staples & GameStop. This initiative and each and every endeavor with BCGA cannot be done without these meaningful partnerships with these extraordinary brands.
Students awaiting instruction on the 1st day at Corners to Colleges.
Students in the computer lab on one of the HBCUs learning more about the Corners to Colleges program.
A parent of one the Corners to Colleges students giving a video testimonial on how amazing the program had been.
Corners to Colleges participant expressing her gratitude in being a part of the program.
Corners to Colleges participants