ATLANTA

DESIGN GAMES ABOUT REAL-WORLD ISSUES AFFECTING YOUR COMMUNITY

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.

CHALLENGE TIMELINE

JULY 2019

TEACHER APPLICATIONS OPEN

Teachers apply to join the year-long program.

AUGUST 2019

Selection of Teachers

Teacher applications are vetted; new teachers are accepted into program and returning teachers rejoin.

OCTOBER 2019

Challenge Launch

Teachers are trained during 2 days of professional development; game courses launch in schools.

JANUARY 2020

Competition Launch

Competition opens for submissions; students have two months to submit their games.

FEBRUARY 2020

Teacher Meet-Up

Educators receive additional training and prep for the competition.

MARCH 2020

Competition Deadline & Jury Evaluation

Submission portal closes; games are evaluated by industry professionals.

JUNE 2020

Awards Ceremony & Prizes

Student finalists showcase their games and winners are revealed at a culminating Awards Ceremony.

ATLANTA PARTNERS

ANCHOR PARTNER
STEM@GTRI
CEISMC
PROGRAM PARTNERS
GENERAL MOTORS
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MAP OF COHORT SCHOOLS IN ATLANTA

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.

ADDITIONAL STUDENT COURSES & OPPORTUNITIES IN ATLANTA

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

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A PARTNER?

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 studentchallenge@gamesforchange.org.