From the successes of our first Youth Game Camp, we are assessing the camp with feedback by youth, parents and volunteers. Please join us to learn more and celebrate with a Pixel Portraits and Game Party, Sunday, August 18th 7-9pm!
Hosted at Cafe au Play (5633 SE Division St, Portland, OR), a non-profit, kid-friendly venue with inside and outside play areas and a full menu including gluten free and vegan options. Light party snacks will be provided.
- see what happens at a Portland game camp
- learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities
- discover new programs for youth to make their own games
- create your very own 8-bit pixel portraits and avatars
- And don’t forget, bring your favorite board games & meet the community
In other exciting news, great community partners are helping develop new programs and support services including paid internships and job training.
We are working with Portland YouthBuilders’ Youth Media program, which focuses on giving students of under-served demographics the opportunity to create professional video and audio PSAs, print design campaigns, and logos at discounted rates for nonprofits. They will be collaborating to create a mini-documentary based on our September game jam; we’re thrilled to be working with their youth for future events!
We’re also solidifying plans for a “training the trainer” program with Self Enhancement, Inc., a nonprofit organization supporting at-risk urban youth in NE Portland at 8 schools. By developing an open program together, we will be able to offer volunteers training for mentoring and work opportunities in game education.
We’ll be sharing more news about the partnership programs soon! Please contact us for more information or to get your learning community involved.