This holiday season, we partnered with Step Ahead Tech (https://www.stepaheadtech.org/) and the Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services (https://ethiotss.org/) to run a holiday game night at the C Ray Williams Childhood Center. Step Ahead Tech runs several programs for underserved communities to teach them about careers in the tech industry and encourage the completion of high school as well as the pursuit of college. ETSS is a non-profit providing social integration services for immigrants, refugees, and low-income families to improve quality of life with after-school programs.
Children from the ages of 10-17 learned how to play games donated by Renegade. Volunteers taught Robo Rally, Diplomacy, Acquire, My Little Pony Deckbuilding Game, Arboretum, and The Fox in the Forest. The kids were allowed to move around and try out different games. The big draws for the event were: (1) Robo Rally, a game where players take control of robots in a warehouse race; and, (2) Diplomacy, a game of negotiation & betrayal where players act as one of the Great Powers in Europe vying for supremacy. Some future straticicians in our midst!
The holiday event was a huge success. The kids had lots of fun and the volunteers gave away every game at the conclusion of the event. Every kid got to go home with a brand new game! Huge thanks to ETSS for hosting, and Step Ahead Tech for providing the volunteers!
About Renegade Game Studios
Renegade Game Studios was established in 2014 by game industry veteran Scott Gaeta to publish games that create memorable experiences including a catalog full of award-winning titles. Renegade’s catalog of games includes numerous popular titles such as Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid, G.I. JOE Roleplaying Game, Transformers Deck-Building Game, My Father’s Work, and award-winning titles such as Raiders of the North Sea, and The Fox in the Forest.
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About Step Ahead Tech
Step Ahead Tech is a nonprofit founded in 2018 by Ashtha Singh and Sarala Pandey with the goal of providing STEM and leadership education for underserved youth. Our current focus is running several programs and activities for underserved communities to teach them about careers in the tech industry and encourage the completion of high school as well as the pursuance of college. Programs include monthly seminars ranging from personal finance to project development through lego builds. Additionally, Step Ahead Tech runs an annual summer camp which provides an immersive experience with daily lessons from highly qualified IT and business professionals.
The ultimate goal of Step Ahead Tech is to create an organization that can connect underrepresented communities throughout the region with the educational resources they need to develop and encourage their growth. We recognize that all communities have different needs and struggles, and we hope to provide a wide variety of compassionate support in the fight against education inequality and the cycle of poverty.
About Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services (ETSS)
ETSS is a community-based 501(c)(3) organization that helps new arrivals from over 80 countries establish roots and gain self-sufficiency in Central Ohio through programs and services. Our staff members speak over 50 languages to provide individuals and families with the services they need.
The mission of ETSS is to be the focal point of societal integration for immigrants, refugees, and low-income individuals in Central Ohio to help improve the quality of life through education, training, supportive services, and self-development opportunities while increasing awareness of the diverse cultures and heritage in Central Ohio.