This morning, semiconductor producer AMD announced “AMD Changing the Game,” an education initiative designed to empower youth to learn critical life skills through games with social content. The launch accompanies AMD’s sponsorship and participation at the fifth annual Games for Change festival held June 3 – 4 at Parsons The New School for Design in New York.
Starting with a limited scope, AMD Changing the Game will support the following non-profit partner organizations that serve their mission:
- Girlstart (Austin, TX): created to empower girls in the subjects of math, science, and technology
- Global Kids (Brooklyn, NY): seeks to transform urban youth into successful students and community leaders
- Institute for Urban Game Design (Washington DC): teaches science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills through the hands-on creation of digital games
- Science Buddies (Carmel, CA): offers a variety of web-based tools that help K-12 students explore science through research-based projects often done at Science Fairs and other school and community events
- 5th Annual Games for Change Festival (New York, NY): dedicated to creating and using digital games for positive social change
…and, it appears they’re welcoming additional grant applications.