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REAL EDUCATION FOR THE DIGITAL AGE

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ABOUT REAL DIGITIZED

The American education system is extremely outdated and isn't ensuring that we are graduating high school with relevant knowledge that will ensure we will be successful in life.  Instead of complaining about it, we created a solution.  We believe in meeting people where they are which is the digital space.  We provide free educational content that empowers Black communities across the nation and establish pathways into STEAM fields via video games/esports.

Many people are told that video games are a waste of time but it is because we are not informed about opportunities and/or given access points to this multi-billion dollar industry.  We are committed to erasing this stigma and assisting individuals with gaining the skills necessary to thrive in this space as well as life overall.

RIGHTEOUSNESS EDUCATION ACTION LEADERSHIP

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Founder

Tarrin Morgan

Tarrin Morgan speaking at the Maryland STEM festival

Tarrin Morgan is a seasoned educator, mental health advocate, and videographer.  He currently works at Morgan State University as the Director of Marketing & Digital Engagement for the Office of Residence Life & Housing in addition to being the Founding Esports Director & Head Coach and Esports Professor. In October 2020, he led Morgan State University into the esports space when he was tasked with virtually engaging students since COVID prevented them from being on campus.  Fast forward to today where Morgan State University is a trailblazer for HBCU esports with over 230 members, 12 championships, and they secured around $400,000 in donations, scholarships, and winnings. 

Quote from Tarrin Morgan by Verizon

Tarrin is the Co-Chair of the new Baltimore chapter of the Esports Trade Association and was selected as a 2023-2024 Fellow for the Network of Academic & Scholastic Esports Federations (NASEF)

Tarrin holds a Masters degree in Higher Education Administration from Morgan State University, a Masters degree in Administrative Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a Bachelors degree in Communication from William Paterson University.  He also was initiated as a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc by way of the Iota Rho chapter
in 2007.

HIGHLIGHT REEL

May 2024: Featured in Technical.ly article (click to read)

April 2024: Facilitated Game Time: Opportunities Within Gaming & Esports presentation at the Maryland Recreation & Park Association annual conference

February 2024: Facilitated Scholastic Esports: More Than Just Gaming presentation at the DMV Tech & Learning Magazine Summit

2023 Morgan State University Staff Innovator of the Year

2023-2024 NASEF (Network of Academic & Scholastic Esports Federations) Fellow

November 2023: Maryland STEM Festival panelist - Scholastic Esports

2023 Scholars Collegiate Gaming Award - Collegiate Program of the Year finalist, Morgan State University

September 2023: Facilitated Esports: The Campus Gamer Changer presentation at the HP Technology Conference

June 2023: Appointed Vice Chair of the newly established Baltimore chapter of the Esports Trade Association

Spring 2023: MEAC Esports Champion, Morgan State University
 
February 2023: Featured in Episode #2 of the Mountain Dew Real Change Challenge documentary

2022 the*gamerHERS - Up & Coming Collegiate Team finalist, Morgan State University 

June 2022: Black Sports Business Symposium - Powered by: ESPN panelist 

November 2022: Maryland STEM Festival moderator - Diversity in Esports

October 2022: Congressional Black Caucus Foundation ByBlack Conference - Verizon Disrupting the Digital Divide in Esports panelist

April 2020: Acquired $200,000 donation from Verizon by way of the Game Forward program. 

October 2020: Founded the Morgan State University Esports program.

 

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