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  • Gameheads is Recruiting for 2018!

    We are now accepting applications for our new cohort. FILL OUT AN APPLICATION HERE.

  • Welcome to Gameheads

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

  • Our 2nd Annual Student Showcase

    The Gameheads 2nd Annual Student Showcase was the best yet!! Read more HERE.

  • Help Gameheads create a more inclusive future in gaming and technology.

    CLICK HERE to Donate or share your story using the hashtag #WhyWePlay


Gameheads

Gameheads is a youth program at United Roots’ Youth Impact HubWe use video games design, development and DevOps to engage, prepare and train low-income youth and youth of color ages 11 to 24 in the Bay Area — and advance tech inclusion. Through a powerful medium they are familiar with and passionate about, our youth learn how to code, design, manage projects, work in teams, lead, and create interactive projects that tell stories to enrich us all. In the process, they are graduating from high school, getting into college to pursue STEAM-related degrees and preparing themselves to enter the tech and video game industries.

Gameheads is accepting applications for the 2018 year. For more information go HERE. Already convinced that you want to be a Gameheads? Click HERE.

What Is Gameheads?

What Is Gameheads?

Gameheads uses video game design, development and DevOps to get low-income youth and youth of color (11-25) 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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