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Inclusive Gaming Programs

Xbox Wants Black Youth to Find Careers in Gaming Through Project Amplify

— September 24, 2022 — Social Good
Xbox is launching ‘Project Amplify,’ a program dedicated to helping Black youth who are interested in pursuing a career in the gaming industry. ‘Project Amplify’ aims to provide Black youth with the tools and education necessary to pursue a diverse selection of careers in gaming, while simultaneously providing them with advice on their current professions and individual journeys.

Following a recent poll that revealed that 95% of 200 students and alumni from Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the U.S. are interested in pursuing careers in the gaming business, Microsoft made the decision to launch this project. The tech and games giant hopes that through ‘Project Amplify,’ students will feel empowered and encouraged to further their dreams in gaming.

Image Credit: Microsoft
Trend Themes
1. Diversity in Gaming - Creating programs that empower and educate diverse and underrepresented groups of youth to explore careers in gaming.
2. Career Development Programs - Developing programs that provide resources and support for individuals seeking to pursue careers in the gaming industry.
3. Innovation in Education - Innovating education to incorporate technology and gaming programs to prepare students for careers in the industry.
Industry Implications
1. Tech - Tech companies can create more job opportunities and foster diversity and inclusivity by investing in programs that educate underrepresented groups in the gaming industry.
2. Education - Educational institutions can incorporate technology and gaming courses into curriculums to prepare students for careers in the growing gaming industry.
3. Entertainment - The entertainment industry can diversify its talent pool by collaborating with tech companies to support the growth of programs that empower underrepresented groups in gaming.
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