Mentor Application Form - Games for Change Student Challenge (Los Angeles 2018-19)
Games for Change (G4C), Two Bit Circus Foundation and the Annenberg Foundation are seeking game designers and digital media professionals to provide mentorship for middle/high school students in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Mentors will share their creative and technical expertise, help students develop a design thinking mindset and connect their coursework to ‘real-world’ opportunities. More information about time/eligibility requirements can be found below.

The G4C Student Challenge is a citywide competition that invites middle and high school students in Los Angeles to create games about issues impacting their communities.

For more information on the LA Student Challenge, visit www.gamesforchange.org/studentchallenge/la

MENTOR REQUIREMENTS

- Live/work in Los Angeles area; able to commute to assigned school for in-class support.
- Commit up to 1 hour per month from November - March
- Facilitate up to five sessions (60 minutes /each)
- Combination of in-person or online/virtual
- Commit to 1 in-person classroom visit (at minimum)
- At least one 30-minute phone call with Annenberg Tech and/or Annenberg Learner to provide feedback on the program and the mentor component.

(Optional) Attend Challenge events including (1) student Game Jams and (2) the end-of-program Awards Ceremony in June 2019. Exact dates TBD.

Mentors may be from any profession and any background that employs interactive digital design. Commercial game publishing experience not a requirement but strongly desired.

Mentors with experience working with teens in creative or technical fields are preferred.

MENTORS ARE ALSO INVITED TO ATTEND THE 2018 GAMES FOR CHANGE FESTIVAL IN NYC **AT NO CHARGE**

The 2018 Games for Change Festival marks our 15 anniversary! The 3 day event will take place from June 28 to 30 at Parsons School of Design at The New School. Please visit the link below for more information.

http://www.gamesforchange.org/festival/

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