http://gameheadsoakland.org

Gameheads Oakland

About Gameheads Oakland

Gameheads is a youth program at United Roots’ Youth Impact Hub whose goal is to prepare low income youth and youth of color (ages 15-24) for a career in the tech and video game industry. The intention of the Gameheads program is to address the knowledge divide but to do so in a way that is focused on one arm of the tech field: electronic entertainment. Participants of Gameheads will learn how to create, code and design games, building skills across a variety of disciplines from visual art, creative writing, design, programming, sound design, animation, game theory and history.

Reviews

Game Designer

June 2014 Oakland, CA
“I liked everything about Gameheads. The program they run is extremely educational and helps students learn more about tech and video game development. They provide a dedicated yet comfortable work experience. They are great at teaching and providing information and tools for the students to learn. I loved the work culture and they have a great work ethic there. ”

Mentee

January 2019 Oakland, CA
“You want to love this program because it is a modern way to engage students in technology. ”
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