Youth Committee to Design Game Jam

dmya.jpg The New Youth City Learning Network (NYCLN), a network of New York institutions that helps young people find, explore, and connect different interest-driven and civic-minded learning opportunities beyond the classroom, is developing a Youth Committee that will launch in February 2011.

As a member of the Network, Global Kids will be helping to plan the Youth Committee, along with several other members such as the American Museum of Natural History, the Museum for African Art, and the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Students who are part of the Committee will act as technology advisors to the Network, attend game jams or hackasaurus projects, and then plan a day-long Game Jam for youth in May 2011!

In addition to being able to explore their creativity, design skills, and interest in games, students will develop leadership and facilitation skills and play a large role in shaping the Committee in this early phase. We will keep you updated on the progress of the Committee, but for now, read more about the NYCLN and Global Kids’ involvement here.