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  • The Oakland Videogame Fest is here

    Dec 2nd-4th. Click HERE for more information.

  • Gameheads

    Applications are officially open for the year 2017. CLICK HERE for the online application.

  • Gameheads

    Using video games to engage and motivate youth to learn tech skills.

  • Announcing Gameheads: Middle School

    We are proud to announce a new partnership and a bold new approach to tech education. Click here to learn more.


Gameheads

Gameheads is a youth program at United Roots’ Youth Impact Hub whose goal is to prepare low income youth and youth of color (ages 15-24) for a career in the tech and video game industry. The intention of the Gameheads program is to address the knowledge divide but to do so in a way that is focused on one arm of the tech field: electronic entertainment. Participants of Gameheads will learn how to create, code and design games, building skills across a variety of disciplines from visual art, creative writing, design, programming, sound design, animation, game theory and history.

What Is Gameheads?

What Is Gameheads?

Gameheads uses video game design and development to get low-income youth and youth of color (16-24) excited about and prepared for careers in technology and electronic entertainment industries.

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What are we up to?

What are we up to?

Our year-long program combines video game design and development, education and career counseling, industry exposure, and hands-on training. We train participants on how to create, code and design games, building skills across specific fields necessary to thrive in technology, from coding to visual art, creative writing, design thinking, project management, team building, animation and game theory. Learn more about our exciting program offerings.

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Who are we?

Who are we?

At Gameheads we have a growing team of professionals and a young video game development team who are working on culturally relevant interactive projects. Work integrity and a dedication to our social mission of helping youth permeate the tech and video game industry are vital to our organizational culture.

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