Games and Sites That Encourage Community Service

Engaging with issues that affect communities and countries around the world is a great way for kids and teens to build empathy, broaden their worldview, and learn how to make a difference. Help them get involved environmentally, politically, and socially with these outstanding games and websites.

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Ekoloko

age 8+

Kids learn environmental consciousness in this MMOG.

Platforms: Windows (2013)
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WaterLife: Where Rivers Meet the Sea

age 8+

Fun game with strong heroine delivers an eco message.

Platforms: Windows (2008)
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Kiva

age 11+

Micro-loan site gives everyone the chance to help.

URL: http://www.kiva.org (2012)
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Stop Disasters!

age 12+

Natural disasters become less scary in sim games.

Platforms: Mac, Windows (2007)
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GAME

Sunset

age 12+

Unconventional war game forces cultural reflection.

Platforms: Mac, Windows (2015)
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YourCommonwealth

age 12+

A global community of civic-minded young people.

URL: http://www.yourcommonwealth.org (2012)
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Bystander Revolution

age 13+

Anti-bullying site is noble, limited by YouTube reliance.

URL: http://www.bystanderrevolution.org/ (2015)
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Half the Sky Movement: The Game

age 13+

Empowering sim explores women's issues and activism.

Platforms: Facebook (2013)
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PolitiFact

age 13+

Find out who's telling the truth in politics.

URL: http://www.politifact.com/ (2015)