AMD Changing the Game, an initiative of the AMD Foundation, is AMD’s global signature education program designed to take gaming beyond entertainment, and inspire youth to learn. The program teaches kids how to create their own video games on subjects such as energy and the environment and other important social issues. By creating games, students learn science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills as well as problem solving, critical thinking, language skills and teamwork. They are so engaged in the process they don’t realize how much they are learning.
According to the 2009 High School Survey of Student Engagement (HSSSE)1, a full two-thirds of American high school students report being bored in class every day. Yet, those same students who are tuning out in school are turning on to video games outside of school. By leveraging kids’ interest in video games, AMD Changing the Game can play an important role in helping students become excited about school. It can also help them discover a new passion or future.