Tufts crafting civic video game to prep volunteers


BOSTON (AP) — Tufts University has designed an online video game to help prepare students for volunteering in Boston-area communities.

The game called Civic Seed was created by the Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts and the Engagement Game Lab at Emerson College.

The goal of the game is to teach students how to be positive community contributors through interacting with peers and other members of the community. The designers wanted to address a problem of student volunteers arriving at assignments ill-prepared and creating more work for the understaffed organizations they are supposed to be helping.

The game is expected to be released this year.

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