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By Ryan Waingortin Last week, participants of Playing 4 Keeps Citywide had the pleasure of welcoming a group of Japanese students from Ochanomizu Women's University. Several P4K participants took on the role of student ambassadors, facilitating ice-breaker activities, giving presentations about various Global Kids...

By Sara Vogel Last year, through the NYC Department of Education's Digital Ready initiative, students from Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School in the Bronx made the trek downtown weekly to participate in Global Kids' Playing for Keeps Citywide program.This year, we are excited to announce that our partnership with Fannie Lou...

By Sara Vogel By now, many of the middle schoolers at GK's Playing for Keeps program at Global Neighborhood Secondary School in East Harlem know the steps of the game design process: they've brainstormed ideas, drafted game design documents, made paper prototypes and flowcharts, tested out their ideas,...

By Sara Vogel This Fall, dozens of middle and high schoolers are transforming into game designers as Global Kids' signature program, Playing for Keeps, ramps up at schools around the city and at GK headquarters.Students at the School for Human Rights in Flatbush, Global...

By "Man" The students of the second Playing for Keeps session walked in and sat down quietly. Most of them did not know each other, but all it took was one question - "So, what games do you all play?" - for them to...

By Melissa Students at SIS were joined by middle schoolers from around the city to take part in Global Kids' signature "Playing for Keeps" program. They used MIT's open source video game design software,Scratch, to program and design games about environmental issues ranging from...

By DariaGK's Playing for Keeps Citywide program is now in its seventh week and a lot has been accomplished so far. Our five returning youth from last year have had the chance to become peer leaders by co-facilitating parts of workshops, helping new students, and...

By Juan RubioGlobal Kids leaders kicked off the Playing for Keeps program at Long Island City High School last week. They started the program by learning about characters in a game and playing for the first time Gamestar Mechanic. During this first workshop the participants were...

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