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Oakland youth learn game theory to address neighborhood violence

on January 19, 2011

Making the right decision can be hard when you’re young, especially when you’re raised in a violent neighborhood. But some community organizations are working to train urban youth in Oakland to think through their decisions more clearly, and help transform their community.


  1. Tim Anderson on January 19, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Another great program coming out of Oakland is Mindful Schools – The program teaches children, concentration, conflict resolution and empathy. What a great idea!

  2. […] AUDIO: (Oakland) Teaching urban Youth Game Theory to help them avoid violence and make better life c… […]

  3. […] destructive youth behavior that can harm themselves and their community. A recent report on how Oakland youth are being taught game theory as a way to improve their life decision-making and avoid …; and a resurgence in “scared straight” youth crime prevention programs brings into […]

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