Starting August  15th 2018- June 2019

Hosted by

Youth

The IGL Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to bring people together to learn, compete and play.

By leveraging the popularity of the video game industry, we are able to provide an exciting Digital Arts curriculum that revolves around the core learning programs included in STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math. 

Over the years we have hosted dozens of STEM Programs and gaming events at local New Orleans schools.  These events showcase educational seminars, local businesses, animation and video workshops, gaming tournaments and much more.  The goal is to be both fun and educational, while at the same time better preparing students to be a part of today’s technology-driven workforce economy.

About the IGL Foundation

The Youth & High School Student D.A.T.A. League is an educational competition, similar to that of a Science Fair or Spelling Bee, which allows students to compete and display their applied knowledge of our STEM training.

The IGL Foundation along with the New Orleans Microsoft™ Store will be providing on-site training and assistance throughout the year to both middle and high school students; with all student work showcased and accessible at any time on EEZERS.

In this year’s competition, students will complete various projects based on their STEM training within our IGL Foundation guideline; points will be awarded for skill, teamsmanship and final presentation.

The season concludes in June at the 2019 NOLA Gaming Festival, where top teams and top individual competitors will receive awards, scholarship prizes and internship opportunities based on the season results.

What is the Student D.A.T.A League?

What we provide

  • STEM Programming
    • "Basic Training"
    • "Project Base Learning" - Student D.A.T.A. League
    • ​Special Industry Guest Seminars & Workshops 
  • IGL Equipment Inventory
    • Computers & software for classroom learning in Graphic Arts
    • EEZERS Personal Portfolio,Support & Content Building
  • Eezers live Video game and media launch

Youth STEM Training and DATA Competition

  • Parents are responsible for students transportation.
  • All equipment will be provided, students are still open to bring personal laptops.
  • Training workshop class schedules will be provided every 2 weeks
  • After school training is available from 3pm-7pm but is not mandatory.
  • Training is Free we only charge a 1 time fee of $500 to cover membership registration and student materials for the school year.

Scholarship Projects

  1. Create your own Cartoon
  2. Create your own Game 
  3. Create your own Short Film or Video Content 
  4. Create your own business.

Students are able to enter in any contest at any point throughout the year. All training, including assistance with projects will be provided. 

Winners of each competition can earn a minimum of $1,000 in scholarship funding.

Competition Categories

Points Prizes & Scholorships

Circuit points are awarded for every placement within each individual challenge throughout the year and accumulated for the individual students,  school teams the student is representing. During the season on eezers.com all students will be able to check the Leaderboard to see school rankings and placements.

After the final event presentation at the end of the season, NOLA Gaming Festival, all points are added up.

Individual students and team prizes and Student Scholarships will be awarded to the top  finishers in each category.

The IGL Foundation will also make a donation to the top overall  point winning high schools.

Where is the program hosted?

The DATA Lab

  Noble Minds Institute previously St. Matthew Central School. We currently host our Summer program at this location  and will continue throughout the school year.We will be located on the second floor and will utilize classrooms and large auditorium.

Planned DATA Lab Scheduling

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

6:00 pm

9:00 Am

10:00 am

11:00 am

12:00 pm

1:00 pm

2:00 pm

3:00 pm

4:00 pm

5:00 pm

7:00pm

(School Group 1,2&,3)

(School Group 1,2&,3)

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(School Group 4,5&,6)

(School Group 4,5&,6)

(School Group 4,5&,6)

(School Group 1,2&,3)

(School Group 1,2&,3)

(School Group 1,2&,3)

(School Group 4,5&,6)

(School Group 4,5&,6)

(School Group 4,5&,6)

(School Group 7,8&,9)

(School Group 7,8&,9)

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(School Group 10,11&,12)

(School Group 10,11&,12)

(School Group 10,11&,12)

(School Group 7,8&,9)

(School Group 7,8&,9)

(School Group 7,8&,9)

(School Group 10,11&,12)

(School Group 10,11&,12)

(School Group 10,11&,12)

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Youth After School training  

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Youth Gaming League  

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(In one week we can offer our STEM training to up to 20 different School groups and organizations)