We envision a world where low income youth and youth of color are equipped to thrive and succeed in any field they choose, including the tech and video game industries.
Over the course of a year we combine 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.
Our goal is to re-imagine the industry one student at a time, one game at a time. Our program approach is to challenge traditional video game curriculum to make room for diverse talent and bold new voices.
We want our students to challenge the traditional way of looking at video games and put their own stamp, culture, family, community, school.
— Damon Packwood, Founder, and Executive Director, Gameheads