DETROIT

DESIGN GAMES ABOUT REAL-WORLD ISSUES AFFECTING YOUR COMMUNITY

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.

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.

DETROIT PARTNERS

ANCHOR PARTNER
GAMES FOR CHANGE
PROGRAM PARTNERS
GENERAL MOTORS
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MAP OF COHORT SCHOOLS IN DETROIT

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.

ADDITIONAL STUDENT COURSES & OPPORTUNITIES IN DETROIT

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

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.