THE GAMES FOR CHANGE STUDENT CHALLENGE INVITES STUDENTS TO MAKE VIDEO GAMES ABOUT REAL-WORLD ISSUES AND COMMUNITY IMPACT THEMES

The Games for Change Student Challenge is the leading national game design program that combines students’ passion for games with digital learning and civic engagement.

STUDENTS CREATE GAMES ABOUT REAL-WORLD ISSUES & WIN AWESOME PRIZES
GAME JAMS & MENTORSHIP WITH PROFESSIONAL GAME DESIGNERS
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN GAME DESIGN FOR EDUCATORS
ENGAGE WITH CIVIC ISSUES & BUILD 21ST CENTURY SKILLS THROUGH GAME DESIGN

The 2019-2020 program is currently running in NYC, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Detroit and will include professional development in game-based learning for 25-75 teachers per city, in-school and after-school game making courses supported by curriculum partner Mouse, student game jams and workshops, mentorship for students provided by professional game designers, social issue themes with digital resources provided by cause-based partners, and a culminating game design competition and Awards Ceremony in Spring 2020.

IMPACT HIGHLIGHTS SINCE 2015

A City Based Competition Empowering Students to Make Games that Impact their Community

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19 SOCIAL IMPACT THEMES:

A Clean & Happy Earth

Inclusive Play: Designing Games for All

Get The Party Started

The Human-Animal Bond

Automated Communities 2050

Endangered Species

Disrupt Aging: Implications of Living 100

Envision Gender Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Wildlife Conservation

Connected Cities

News Literacy

Kindness & Empathy

Future Communities

Climate Change

Local Stories & Immigrant Voices

Smart Cities

Animal Welfare

Civic Journalism

Literacy

Youth Justice

2019 CHALLENGE PARTNERS

PROGRAM PARTNERS

GAMES FOR CHANGE
MOUSE
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PROGRAM SUPPORTERS

GENERAL MOTORS
TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE
ANNENBERG FOUNDATION
ANNENBERG TECH
ANNENBERG LEARNER
New National Endowment for the Arts
NYC DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS
BIGGLESWORTH FAMILY FOUNDATION
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THEME PARTNERS

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FUN FACTS

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