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Baker College of Auburn Hills Presents Second Annual Gaming For Youth Series Workshops

January 21, 2013


Developing math skills through a four-part series using gaming technology
The Baker College of Auburn Hills Computer Animation Program Club members in partnership with the P.O.W.E.R. Organization (Presenting Opportunities Winning Effectual Results) will present the second annual Family Math and Tech Affairs: Gaming for Youth Series, a four-part sequence of workshops helping youth better understand math through gaming technology.

The workshops will be held on the following four Saturdays: Jan. 26, Feb. 2, Feb. 9 and Feb. 16 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the Baker College of Auburn Hills campus, 1500 University Drive, Auburn Hills.

“The program is an opportunity for youth and their families to discover how math is used in areas that are meaningful to their lives,” said LaToniya Jones, P.O.W.E.R. President and Baker College of Auburn Hills Developmental Education Program Director. “I am excited to be able to help children learn about math as it applies to gaming technology and to aid them in understanding basic game level design.”

Youth will:

  • Dissect current program samples
  • Think critically about the theme and characters for their own game
  • Learn and utilize gaming terminology
  • Discover the math applied in game design

The registration fee is $45 for the youth series (ages 10-17). There’s also an optional $10 per day charge for parents and guardians. The registration fee must be received before the first session. Space is limited, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information and to register, please contact LaToniya Jones at 313.415.8575. To register online, visit www.powertheyouth.org.

P.O.W.E.R.‘s mission is to embrace, engage and empower youths in metropolitan communities to increase their math confidence, competency and proficiency.

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