The Yard HBCU Esports Alliance

The Yard: HBCU Esports Alliance (HEA) is a diversity and inclusion initiative designed to significantly increase the participation of HBCU students, alumni and fans in the $150B gaming and $1.5B esports industries.  The HEA is built as a replicable model for various HBCU campuses, the HEA initiative features four distinct pillars that will drive diversity and inclusion in current and future aspects in gaming and esports.

  • Competition
  • Education
  • Research
  • Pipeline

GamerEd® is embedded within the Pipeline pillar that identifies, prepares and supports placement of the next generation of HBCU campus leaders through esports. 


Gamer Camps
HBCU Summer Camps
Coding + Gaming

Learn On Your Own
Year-Round Courses
Early College Credits
Access to Pros

Grades 6 – 12
Preparation for College
HBCU Awareness Programming
On-campus Activities

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Pipeline  Pipeline 

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