The G4C Student Challenge is a citywide competition that invites middle and high school students in Detroit and the greater metro area 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.
More than 20 teachers from Detroit 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.
AccelerateKID Clubs – Gaming and coding clubs in Madison Heights and Wixom
CodeKey – After school coding club in Novi, focussing on building STEM skills
DAPCEP – Saturday STEM courses on university, professional, and community campuses
DHDC – a non-profit organization that offers a range of after-school and summer youth programs; it is also the official Best Buy Teen Tech Center of Detroit.
Digerati Girls – An after school program for girls in grades 6-12
JOURNi – Offering courses, enrichment, and summer camps
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].