Becker Student Gives Back With Community Design Classes
Recently, Becker student Tyler Haddad was featured in a Boston Globe article and a WCVB TV interview to talk about how he gives back to his community. Haddad, a senior majoring in Interactive Media, Video Game Production and Management concentration, is a native of Lawrence, Mass. where his parents run a local diner. Haddad had long been a fan of video games and after getting the chance to study development and production at Becker, decided he wanted to share this knowledge with others. After the last meal is served for the day, middle-school age students flock to the diner to learn the basics of game design. These classes are free to all students, with technology and equipment provided by Haddad and some local sponsors. Giving these students a taste of game design introduces them to many STEM related topics that can propel them into meaningful and fun academic and professional careers and is an exemplary way to give back to the community.