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Participatory Pokémon GO is a city-wide creative competition. The goal is to support more equitable representation of neighborhoods in the popular mobile game, Pokémon GO.

From July 10 - August 18, 2017, youth across the Boston area will explore their neighborhoods to identify meaningful locations. These can include small parks or historic buildings where something awesome happened. Students will make 60-second videos explaining why these locations should be included in Pokémon GO.

A youth-led selection process will then review the videos and pick the winning locations where new PokéStops will be created.
Through this process, students will gain experience in civic advocacy, training in media literacy, and enrichment through cultural and community exploration.

Featured Videos

Joseph P. Manning School Sign


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Winthrop Lane


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Franklin Park Zoo

Naicka & Sandy

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Lt. Edward Walsh & Firefighter Michael Kennedy Tot Lot


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Ebenezer Baptist Church


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An applied research and design lab dedicated to reimagining civic engagement for a digital culture.

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City of Boston 
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