Program Area: ReClaim
Topic: Education, Youth
Year: 2014, Current
GTECH believes that community development should be fun!
That’s why GTECH is empowering middle schoolers to be a greater part of the community development process by combining classroom activity-based learning with real-world observation. The Tiny Town curriculum is a starting point for youth to understand the many factors that contribute to blight in Pittsburgh and how to lead to the creative reuse of vacant land and drive the micro-economies of a main street.
In Tiny Town middle schoolers are the community planners. Students are taught an interdisciplinary approach to investigating blight and community-aided design. Armed with this newly found civic knowledge, students participate in an interactive activity that encourages them to develop the ideal community while keeping a diverse set of community interest in mind.
Pictures of board game: Coming Soon!