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With our 1st year at Parkrose Middle School completed, our first Pixel Tree House has emerged. 5 youth at the Parkrose have asked to be peer mentors. They are actively supporting youth in exploring new interests, taking on challenges, solving problems, and learning to learn through collaboration and communication.
As youth leaders, they made a Scratch studio and just launched a curated studio, 100 Top Scratch Projects, to educate new makers about game play’s diversity.
The Parkrose Tree House has grown organically from empowering youth voice, inviting youth citizenship, and encouraging leadership. By volunteering to step into leader roles, these local youth are cultivating a sustainable program in STEAM learning. In the future, we hope youth will take ownership of the middle school program as near-peer mentors and as paid learning designers and youth-adult program coordinators.
We are thrilled that Parkrose has become a true learning garden of “Games for Everybody.”
In broader terms, we continue to extend our network of youth making games together. We are exiting the prototype phase of STEAM in Affordable Housing with Home Forward at Fairview Oaks Woods Apartments. We also began our 1st High School program in Hillsboro, OR at Miller Education Center.
In Summer, we are likely to return to Self Enhancement, Inc, and we are hosting 3 “Youth Making Games Together” camps at local libraries with Multnomah County Library.
In the mean time, enjoy some of the Youth Made Games from our 2016 Career Pathways in STEAM program. Scratch games only run on PC web browsers and will not work on mobile phones or tablets.
Beach School: https://scratch.mit.edu/studios/2005667/
Sunnyside Elemental: https://scratch.mit.edu/studios/1959889/