Creating tomorrow's tech innovators by teaching gaming and programming today.
Our programs help young people enhance their creative talents by developing computer games, mobile applications and websites. Students design programs and products that improve their math, science, technology, problem-solving and team-building skills.
We operate as an afterschool and summer enrichment program for schools and youth based organizations like: DC Public and Charter Schools, Boys and Girls Club of America and Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy.
Our workshops introduce core skills that help springboard eager young adults into our full series of learning sessions.
TAG Arcade is a service where we bring in retro and modern day consoles to turn any venue into a modern day arcade.
6 Key Learning Modules
Audio and Visuals for Gaming
Coming in the Fall 2017 students develop a game trailer or original music composition for their game concept.
Graphics for Gaming
Participants expand their creative skills while learning basic graphic design. Young innovators build characters and learn how to bring them alive using coding logic.
Intro to Game Design
In this module students gain a sense of accomplishment by building a functional video game. They emerge with working knowledge of the technology and core design concepts.
Mobile Game Design
This advanced module teaches the students to build mobile two- dimensional (2D) games. The students learn on professional gaming engines and gain a real world understanding of mobile games design.
Programming Building Blocks
Students learn the building blocks of every major programming language through these hands-on workshops. The future programmers build an original game creation.
Web Design Basics
This advanced course teaches the students to code a Website. The students are taught marketable programming skills that are relevant to today’s technology work force.
Students taught basic coding skills
Recurring Engagement Programs
Middle School Aftercare Programs
Inspired Technology Professionals Produced
Countless more in the Pipeline
After School All Stars
T.A.G. does an excellent job, offering quality STEAM programming that teaches our youth coding through game design. Our students are always engaged with the program and often ask for them to return.
This experience was something to be proud of and display on my resume. It was through what I learned and showed on my resume from T.A.G. Labs that I was able to secure my next internship with New Relic. My manager told me his reason for selecting me for the program is because of the experience I got from T.A.G. Labs in Unity Game Development.
T.A.G.'s commitment to teaching our students to code and learn basic game design has led to increased student engagement. Our young scholars are learning to code video games, a topic that sparks their creativity and shows them transferrable skills that prepare them for future technology careers. Their staff is not only thorough but also easy to work with and always willing to take the time to discuss concerns and respond to questions.