The G4C Student Challenge is a citywide competition that invites Atlanta middle and high school students to create games about issues impacting their communities. Winning games are celebrated at an awards ceremony where students receive recognition, awesome prizes and career-oriented experiential opportunities.
Teachers apply to join the year-long program.
Teacher applications are vetted; new teachers are accepted into program and returning teachers rejoin.
Teachers are trained during 2 days of professional development; game courses launch in schools.
Competition opens for submissions; students have two months to submit their games.
Educators receive additional training and prep for the competition.
Submission portal closes; games are evaluated by industry professionals.
Student finalists showcase their games and winners are revealed at a culminating Awards Ceremony.
Nearly 40 teachers from Atlanta and the greater metro area were selected to receive training to run game design courses at their schools. Students in the courses are learning how to use Scratch and Unity through the Mouse Impact Game Design curriculum.
CoderDojo (McDonough) – Free, open and local programming clubs for young people
CEISMC K.I.D.S. Club – Georgia Tech’s program designed for kids in 2nd through 5th grade who are interested in discovering and learning more about science, technology, engineering, arts and math
Engineering For Kids – Introducing students in grades 6-8 to the fun aspects of science, technology, engineering, art and math
Start Code – In these weekly classes and summer camps, students learn how to code and create with digital tools through projects and team activities
Youth Atlanta STEM Academy – Year-round STEM program in Metro Atlanta
Tech Talent South – Coding bootcamp dedicated to fostering talent in technology and evolving the southeast’s high-tech hubs
Games for Change is expanding the Challenge program for 2019 – 2020 and seeking both national and local partnerships. For information on how to get involved, email [email protected].