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By Juan Rubio When I joined Global Kids in 2011, I knew that it was an organization with impactful programs, providing a range of in-school, afterschool and summer programs, with a youth driven learning model that taps into students’ curiosity and prepares them with the skills...

By Sara ​Vogel ​Seventh and eighth graders at Global Neighborhood Secondary School reached a key mid-year milestone before the December break: they completed their very first location-based games using the tool, TaleBlazer. Students collaborated in small groups to plan out and code the games, and to draw,...

By Sara Vogel ​This winter has been a busy one for the middle school game designers at Global Neighborhood Secondary School and New Directions Secondary School! Students finished using the tool Gamestar Mechanic to create games about a range of topics important to them...

By Chanell I wasn’t new to the concept of the “Meetup”, as I am a member of dozens of them from Fashionistas in New York City to Single in New York City Meet-Ups!  However, the concept of the Hive Youth Meet-up was a new...

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 Ryan Waingortin Youth between the ages of eleven and seventeen attended the Global Kids Maker Party where they experimented with circuitry using LittleBits modules. Attendees learned the meaning of “input” and “output” circuits through various design challenges given by Maker Party facilitators. These...

By Sara Vogel Last week, Global Kids celebrated the addition of two new youth-created geolocative games to our NYC Haunts portfolio, capping off a busy summer.At The Point Community Development Corporation, participants in the Summer Youth Employment Program created a moving, emotional game that honors...

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