KFBK - The Salvation Army has started a program that helps middle school kids in South Sacramento learn and develop their skills to become video game designers.
The program is called Project A-Game and it allows kids get a head start in a field that's quickly becoming a valuable asset is the 21st century. The program not only teaches kids how to develop their own games, but also a valuable lesson.
Salvation Army Program Director Sonja Stires says they're also learning about being healthy. "The desire of this program is to build healthy communities, and so the games a focus on healthy lifestyles, how to actually make changes around health in a community,"
12-year-old Harlen Gonzalez is part of the program. "I learned that being healthy is key, and we learned how to make a video game based on being healthy so far," Gonzalez said.Project A-Game - 1 by JamesRojas
The California Endowment is funding the program for two years and if successful and with enough funds, the program has the possibility to grow.
For more information call 916.469.4630