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Global Patch Programs
Who is Global Patch For?
Global Patch is for everyone! Rather you live in Jacksonville, Florida...Tokyo, Japan, or the mountains of Sri Lanka, Global Patch aims to connect career and educational resources to everyone. We have events, programs, and resources to help anyone interested in a career or educational opportunities break into video games, esports, streaming, interactive media, and engineering. Check often to see what we have coming up. If you're interested in Global Patch supporting your area specifically, contact us!
Do I need to live in the U.S. to participate?
No. We aim to provide programs, workshops, and events both online and in-person to reach as many people as possible. Our Programs Page will provide more information as the events and programs become available to provide more answers. If you are interested in having the Global Patch Team help your community or organization, please contact us.
Our founding team is in Jacksonville, Florida. But we have branches in Colorado Springs, CO, and Nassau, Bahamas.
Are Your Programs Free?
Yes! Our programs are free! We aim to make accessible all our resources and programs. We do this by making them free to the public.
***However, our EVENTS may have a charge for ADULTS only to cover cost like food, venue, etc.
What Equipment Do I Need for Your Programs?
For virtual events, you do need either your phone or a computer to interact with us via video software such as Google Meets or Zoom. Some programs do require additional technical requirements but we will always tell you what you need in order to participate.
Children & Sensitive Communities
Do you provide programming to children under 18 years old?
Yes. If you are a guardian of a child that is 18 years or younger, you must sign our available permission slip and waiver in order for your child to participate. We take the safety of children extremely serious and will not meet with your child unless there is an appropriate verified guardian present. Also, we make it a mission to get parents involved as we want to ensure all kids are healthy, safe, and protected both in real life and online.
Additionally, our team is bound under Florida, United States Law where Global Patch was founded to report any suspicions or known activities of abuse or negligence. All of our team members are background checked and we do not have any team member come in contact with your child that hasn't passed a federal level 2 & 3 background check. Our Founder and Leadership Team are mandatory reporters, so your child is safe with us at all times.
Do you provide resources for adults?
Yes! We have several partners and champions who provide skills and programs for adults interested in careers in video games esports, etc. However, we also will connect adults to resources for those that are seeking to transition into technology.
How do you help parents learn the value of a career in games?
Global Patch will have open house workshops to answer parents burning questions about all things STEAM and that especially includes video games, esports, streaming, interactive media, etc.
Do you sell or share my data or information?
Absolutely Not! Again, we take the privacy and safety of all of our community participants and members very serious. We will never share or publish your information.
Partnerships and Involvement
Can I volunteer or intern with Global Patch?
Yes! But you must be able to pass a background check. Additionally, you must be able to commit at least 2-5 hours a week at Global Patch. We will provide you with a supportive letter and a reference after successful completion of your time with us.