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Empowering Our Youth is Everyone's Business

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World Wide Youth Networks is a 501c3 youth-focused nonprofit that has mobilized an alliance of youth organizations,educators, businesses, churches, elected officials, and civic activists to empower youth as they battle the digital divide and advocate for digital equity. Using the digital arts and sciences WWYN fights to bridge the gap between those with the digital access and technical competence to participate in the Information Age and those marginalized youth and communities who are far too often left out and left behind. We are well versed in digital media & critically conscious youth development and have worked with the Consolidated School District and CCSU since 2010 and have merged career technical education (CTE) and Esports into a pathway to scholarship and job opportunities for over 2000 youth in the State of Connecticut alone. There are over 200 colleges and universities in the US that provide Esports scholarships; and, in Connecticut there are 39 varsity high school Esports teams with students vying for recognition and acceptance into varsity Esports programs like the one at CCSU.Our ParaDYM Academy programs at New Britain High School provide youth with enrichment programs that use Esports to teach critical thinking, social emotional learning and 5 career technical education pathways (coding, streaming, journalism, game development and event planning. We are now partnering with the Nutmeg State Games to host an event that will put youth, especially those in Title 1 school districts, in front of college coaches and industry professionals, and we are looking for sponsors for our program and the Esports event being held at annually at New Britain High School. Sponsoring WWYN/ParaDYM is not only a great way to get involved with local youth in our community; it’s also an amazing form of marketing for your business.