Call for Mentors!
Games for Change is seeking experienced game designers and digital media professionals in NYC, LA, Atlanta, and Detroit to provide mentorship for public school students participating in the G4C Student Challenge. Mentors have the opportunity to work one-on-one with students at their schools, providing creative and technical expertise inside the classroom.
As a Student Challenge mentor, you will be connected with a participating classroom to help the next generation of game developers find their creative voice, retain motivation, and truly engage in the design process. Students hone their game making skills while coming to understand how their coursework applies to real world opportunities and careers.
While professional game designers/developers are desired, mentors may come from technology, digital media, and a range of other industries as well. Qualifying graduate students are welcome to apply! Deadline to apply is January 15, 2020.
Mentor Role & Responsibilities
- Provide creative and technical guidance, and ad hoc support for cohort teachers facilitating game design courses for the Student Challenge.
- Share your game design experience, hacks and pro tips through a combination of lecture, storytelling, hands on activities, critique and Q&A.
- Help students develop a design thinking mindset and increase their technical ability.
- Commit to two (2) 60-minute sessions during the Spring 2020 school semester.
- Able to commute to assigned school for in-class support. G4C will pair you with a school that meets your availability and travel options.
- Check-in with G4C following classroom visit (by phone or email) to provide feedback.
- (Optional) Attend Student Challenge events including student Game Jams and an end-of-program Awards Ceremony in June 2020. Exact dates TBD.
Apply now to be a Mentor!