Gateway Game Jams

About Gateway Game Jams

The goal of our organization is to satisfy these two missions:

Mission 1: Build positive relationships between first responders, tech professionals, and youth from under-resourced neighborhoods.

Mission 2: Provide St. Louis youth insight into careers in growing and exciting technology.

We found that video games were an excellent vehicle to facilitate building relationships and aiding in preparation for careers in technology.

The game jams we host include police officers, tech professionals, and youth from under-resourced areas who work together to design and build video games -- developing their soft skills and technical skills. Additionally, our participants gain insight from successful STL tech companies on how to pursue careers in their field.


Outreach Coordinator

January 2023 - May 2023 St. Louis, MO
“I really enjoyed working with a team. It was a welcoming experience and everyone within the office was kind and willing to offer support when it was needed. It was really easy to fit in with everyone and feel like I was apart of the conversation even when I didn't fully understand something. ”

Community Outreach Intern

January 2023 - May 2023 St. Louis, MO
“I liked how involved I was in the company and how much I felt like I was truly apart of the team.”
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