Girl Scouts of the USA and Dell partner to introduce game development to girls

 

From PR Newswire:

Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) has received a two-year, $600,000grant for its Journey and Connect Through Technology program from the Dell Powering the Possible Youth Learning Initiative and is now releasing Be the Video Game Developer, an interactive experience that puts girls in the driver's seat of video game development.

Through Be the Video Game Developer, girls consider what they would like to see in video games and make selections accordingly—choosing avatars, storylines, and other video game features. They learn ideation, critical thinking, and teamwork skills to help them feel like creators in the game design process. Girl Scouts and Dell believe that Be the Video Game Developerwill encourage girls to consider careers in science, technology, engineering, and math by exposing them to the exciting world of video game development. The program builds on Dell's commitment to personalized learning for all students to help them to realize their academic goals.

I plan on having my girls check this out, it's free for everyone, and you don't have to be a Girl Scout to use the website.
Posted on September 19, 2013 and filed under News.