PACE spent two days outside Martin Luther King Elementary (corner of South Duke and North St) talking to families about their ideas for Southeast Lancaster’s future. One theme stretched across every group I talked to: Fortnite, arcade games, and a communal place to play them.
I spoke to over 30 young folks and at least 20 of them mentioned an Arcade of some kind in the neighborhood would be a great place to gather, do something they are interested in and learn more about video games. And it echos what all the parents say, “I wish there were more places and more programs for my kids.“
Seems like a win-win. And now that video games are reshaping the way educators are thinking about STEM, why not invest in a creative space for folks to embrace this creative technology.