Hang out, Mess Around and Geek Out with regional gamers, local content experts, and other teens.

Bring friends, make friends!

Get comparative, Get competitive, Get creative.

Experience a free and fun afternoon of games, play, and workshops to develop game concepts that teach people how being kind matters. Inspired by the work of Fred Rogers, teens are invited to hang out with regional gamers and content experts to explore the themes of kindness and empathy.

The Fred Rogers Company and Schell Games will showcase their collaborations on recent games and apps. iThrive Games will lead game design activities along with Carnegie Mellon University’s Alice and the Center for Arts & Education at West Liberty University. The program will take place in the History Center’s Special Collections Gallery, where the original set of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood is on exhibit and in a pop-up Kindness Learning Lab. Participants can use digital and tactile props, creative supplies and access Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood media in a temporary space developed for the event in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.
Plus, teens can get started on the national Games for Change Student Challenge designing their own transformational video games.