Youth Uprising (YU) a trans-formative community center in East Oakland reached out to me to help consult on a new after school program focused on bringing STEM topics and game development together to create an on ramp for under served youth into the Tech fields.
My organization, Blacks In Gaming, collaborated with Y.U. and E Line Media on an 8 week curriculum using Game Maker to teach kids basic coding, game design, and analytical thinking skills. I taught the second semester during Spring of 2013. I was amazed by the student ability to grasp the concepts quickly. I am proud and honored that Project A Game was recognized by California governor Jerry Brown on Sept 16, 2013.