Desoto-based Esposure, an esports development platform created by and for the competitive gaming community, plans to build a new Esports Learning Center at the Texas Juvenile Justice Department’s Roanoke facility, McFadden Ranch.
The community initiative is the first sponsored project from Esposure4All, Esposure’s newly launched youth-focused charitable foundation dedicated to educating and empowering youth through STEM education programs. Through esports-focused experiential learning, Esposure4All works to foster equality for all by eliminating barriers in the emerging world of gaming.
Esposure4All’s Esports Learning Center at McFadden Ranch will be outfitted with PCs, gaming chairs, keyboards, mice, monitors, and headsets, which were donated by gaming equipment company HyperX. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the official unveiling date has not yet been released.
McFadden Ranch provides care, education, rehabilitation, and treatment for youth who have become involved in the juvenile justice system. The facility emphasizes discipline, values, and work ethic to guide youth toward becoming productive citizens.
Esposure4All kicked off the fundraising through its first esports celebrity tournament Jan. 19 at Esposure’s gaming arena in DeSoto. During the tournament, McFadden Ranch youth competed in the video game “Among US” with NFL New York Giant player Adrian Colbert and San Francisco 49ers player Raheem Mostert.