2021 National Systems-Impacted LGBTQ+ Youth Tech Summer Camp
Time & Location
About the Event
- Want to learn how to build a visual novel video game?
- Want to learn in a safe space with other systems-impacted LGBT+ youth?
- Want to explore game developement, coding & digital art?
- Want to learn alongside other youth by a camp led by youth?
July 19 - July 30
11am - 3pm CST (4 hrs each day)
Cohort Based: Must attend all days of workshop to register
Workshop Level: All Levels
This free virtual Summer Tech Camp is focused on providing a safe space for LGBTQ+ youth ages 14-19 who have personally been or had their family impacted by one of the following systems:
· Foster care / child welfare system
· Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers
· Incarceration / jails, prisons, and juvenile detention centers
Black and Pink National, in partnership with Maven Youth, is offering a FREE 2-week virtual summer tech camp for systems-impacted LGBTQ+ youth across the US. This camp is led by amazing LGBTQ+ youth who walk participants through all the coding and digital art workshops.
Black & Pink National is a prison abolitionist organization dedicated to abolishing the criminal punishment system and liberating LGBTQIA2S+ people and people living with HIV/AIDS who are affected by that system through advocacy, support and organizing.
Maven Youth’s summer camps are highly requested, so please make sure to sign up only if you are very interested and can commit to the full program. We have limited space and want to ensure as many youth can have access to our program as possible.
NO CODING EXPERIENCE is needed to apply.
Requirements for youth interested in this camp are the following:
- 14-19 years old
- LGBTQ+ youth and allies
- Systems-impacted (as defined above)
- No coding experience required
- Laptop required for coding (can be provided by Maven Youth / Black & Pink)
- Wi-Fi required for attending virtual camp
- Must attend ALL Camp days (4 hours each day)
- Install Ren'py through this link https://www.renpy.org/
- Install Sublime Text though this link https://www.sublimetext.com/3
Registration is Limited: Please register ONLY if you are dedicated to attending. Information shared during registration will not be publicized or used for any other purpose. We ask questions of participants to ensure we create a safe training space for LGBTQ+ youth.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: June 1, 2021 11:59 CST