The Brave Jnr is a youth esports organization based in North Lanarkshire in Scotland.
We are on a mission to empower young people to build brighter futures while inspiring the nation to support the next generation of esports Champions from Scotland.
It all started with a Fortnite Tournament.
Seeing the passion for that our own children had and quickly realizing that it was almost universal across a whole generation of school kids, primary and secondary, we were blown away.
We spoke to friends and family members, neighbors and colleagues who confirmed that their children were also gaming daft, our own kids made it clear that the majority of their friends were the same and each time we asked our own young cousins or nieces or nephews what they wanted to be when they grew up, their eyes always lit up as they repeated the same mantra ‘pro-gamer’.
We wanted to support that dream because we were able to see the potential of actually achieving it for ourselves and after a small amount of research confirmed the extensive benefits to young people’s cognitive, social and even emotional well-being, we knew that we had to do something with it.
As the industry continues to expand, so do the opportunities for passionate young gamers to secure a career or earn through competition or content yet there is almost no awareness of these opportunities among parents and teachers of young people in Scotland.
It was with all of this in mind that The Brave Jnr was born.
Since then we have worked with many young people of all ages and supported them in learning how to play together, how to play competitively, create media, complete in game challenges, troubleshoot technical difficulties, manage their attitudes as well as loads of other things like just being there to chat.
A side effect of this has also led to us being able to support parents and other family members to better understand how to support their child(ren) to fully and safely enjoy video games and contribute to gaming communities. We are now the go-to tech support/gift advisor for many families and we appreciate being trusted and respected enough to be in this position.
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