It’s More Than Just Games at NorthStar

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Who says learning can’t be fun? Students in the after-school program at the NorthStar Foundation are learning how to create their own video games with help from WhyArts.

WhyArts artist Matt Bross is leading a series of workshops this spring that’s allowing fourth-grade students to become “developers” with help from gamestarmechanic.com, an online STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) program that uses fun, game-based quests and courses to help users learn the basics of game design. Bross and Anson Dsouza also offered the workshop series at NorthStar last fall (see video above).

“It’s been amazing to see the transformation in these students from initial skepticism to pride in what they’ve created,” Bross said.

NorthStar is the only single sex, boys only after-school program in Greater Omaha. For more information, visit www.northstar360.org.