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600 Kingston Ave, New York, NY 11203
Prospect Lefferts Gardens / Flatbush, Brooklyn
Students at School for Human Rights worked on a game called, Keep Wingate Safe, which takes place on the playground outside of their school. A few of them told the GK Alumni Assistant trainer, Tsara Carlie about why they made their game:
We want to let people know about the stories of gun violence in the past and show them some of the locations that the shootings took place. We are interested in gun violence because we don’t feel safe in our community and we want others to know what steps they should take to feel safe if they have the same problem. When people finish playing our game we do not want them to be sad, we want them to feel hopeful that they can do something about gun violence even if it’s just a little step they take.
Student game-designers at SHRpresented their game to their peers, as well as high schoolers from Global Kids' program, their school's principal, and their social studies teacher.
Outside, students who had taken part in the design process guided other students to use the Taleblazer app on tablets and phones.
They also supported their principal!
Arianna said she was most proud of the playtest part of the process "because I got to show the game to my friends and teachers."