Global Kids is an innovative leader in using games to promote global awareness and engaged citizenship. Through the Playing for Keeps program, Global Kids trains youth from underserved communities to think critically about game design and develop games about important world issues using video games as a form of youth media.
Currently, our Playing for Keeps program is implemented at our middle school sites.
In addition, youth in Global Kids programs often consult other organizations in their development of Games For Change, a term coined by the organization of the same name co-founded by Global Kids to promote the use of games by non-profits.
Click here to play original Playing for Keeps Scratch games.
Students from Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School talking about their inspiration for their Scratch game “Dunk on Sexism”