SquadLocker has partnered with STEM Fuse, a digital K-12 curriculum provider specializing in STEM, computer science, and CTE curriculum solutions, to deliver esports curriculum and player jerseys to schools across America.
The Start Your Esports Team resource and online retail store launched April 19 and is available to students.
“Learning about textile technologies and textile engineering has been a lifelong journey of mine,” said SquadLocker Chief Executive Officer Gary Goldberg. “Working with STEM Fuse to develop curriculum that shares my knowledge and love of the textile industry and allows me a platform to share that with others is exciting to me. Kids will be able to learn about how fabric is made, printing and cut and sewn into a finished jersey. From there they will have a chance to have their self-created jersey shipped directly to their home.”
Founded in 2009, STEM Fuse provides STEM curricula to over 15,000 schools across the United States with the goal of providing impactful and affordable curriculum solutions for students and educators. STEM Fuse provides a free resource to aid schools in starting an esports program.
“We are excited about offering our students this unique curriculum that Gary has developed with us,” said Tyler Tatge, STEM Fuse vice president, platform and eLearning services. “The applied learning component of allowing students to not only design their own jersey from SquadLocker, but also learn how to market and sell merchandise for fundraising, shows the application of textile technology and textile engineering in the real world, which we are thrilled about.”