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Volunteer Opportunity: Video Game Program Leader (Black Women Only)

Are you a Black woman or Black femme-identified gamer who's a fan of fighting games like Dragon Ball FighterZ and Street Fighter V with an interest in working with youth in the Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor area?

Hero Nation is looking for a volunteer Program Leader to partner with us in developing a fighting game program for disenfranchised youth that uses a blend of video games and core curriculum activities to build an inclusive community of gamers that teaches discipline, sportsmanship, and important social-emotional learning skills.

Requirements

  • Background Check 
  • Must be 18 or older
  • Must have knowledge of fighting games (or an interest to learn)
  • Must be willing to work with youth ages 12-18
  • Must be open to collaborating with others
  • Must be available in the fall to teach 1-2 hour courses at least once a week for 8-16 weeks.  

Tasks & Commitments

  • Meeting throughout the spring and summer (including in-person or phone/video chat, or whatever is convenient)
  • Contributing to the development of a fighting gaming curriculum for youth
  • Teaching youth using the new curriculum
  • Cultivating a safe space for all program participants and leaders

Benefits

  • You'll be featured in press coverage and on our site
  • Possible compensation 
  • We're willing to work with your schedule.
  • You'll have the opportunity to build your network and partner with the local organizations, businesses, and community members.
  • Professional development is provided ( if needed).*
  • You'll make an impact on a youth's life.

It also helps if you're familiar with the following:

  • PlayStation 4
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ

The fighting game community - and the video game community, generally - has a history of cultivating toxic spaces for black women and women of color.  We want to do our part to build a safe space for everyone, including young girls of color gamers.

 

If you have any questions, please contact us at heronationypsilanti@gmail.com.