Agents of Influence Video Game





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Laguna Niguel

Total Budget: $3,000

Area of Focus: Peacebuilding and conflict prevention

Activity Type: Peace: General

Summary: Introduce a video game to school kids ages 10 - 12 developed by Rotarians based on the 4 Way Test to a local school

he Agents of Influence Video Game is a video game created by Rotarian Anahita Dalmia and Rotaractor Jasper McEvoy, both members of the Rotary Club of Newport Beach. This Project recently won the Grand Prize at the Aspen Institute's Information Disorder competition. This nonpartisan game was introduced to District 5320 Leadership by Steve Bender on May19, 2022. Its goal is to combat "TRUTH DECAY" by teaching youth to think critically and seek the truth through the medium of a video game- a universal recreational activity of 10-13 year age group.

This game was spawned by Rotary's venerable and legendary Four Way Test and the goal of this game's creators is to teach media literacy skills to youth at the time they are most vulnerable to believing misinformation. Three games (the conversation game, the analysis game, and the research game) provide a doorway to sound civic literacy and honorable engagement in the gaming world for youth.

The Laguna Niguel Rotary Club will work with Steve Bender, the game creators and the Rotary clubs in the Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD) including Monarch Sunrise Rotary, to become the 4th school district to pilot this ingenious and prize-winning project.

The middle school youth of CUSD are the beneficiaries of this project.

Project Contact Person

District: 5320

Rotary Club of: Laguna Niguel

Primary Contact: Chandra Chell

Email: chandra.chell@gmail.com

Project Status

This project is "Approved". This means that the district leadership has reviewed and approved the allocation of district funds for this project. Once the funds from the district have been issued, the status of the project will be changed to "Paid".

Project listed for the 2023-24 Rotary Year.

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System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Chandra Chell

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Chandra Chell.


by Michael Gerard

System Entry: Project signed by Michael Gerard.


by Helen Maxwell

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.

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