Make a Move (Toma el Paso)

Make a Move (or Toma el Paso in Spanish) is a board game that teaches unaccompanied immigrant minors (UIMs) about the release from detention process. The game introduces players to the 3 pathways for release from a juvenile shelter as well as events and actions that could speed up or slow down your approval for release. Make a Move is currently being used with UIMs as part of the Immigrant Children’s Affirmative Network (ICAN) curriculum, which is managed by the University of Miami's Community & Educational Well-Being Research Center (CEW) at the School of Education & Human Development. If you are interested in using the game, it is available for purchase at-cost directly from The Game Crafter, a print-on-demand game site with a discount on bulk orders (links below). Note: The full game set is available in Spanish with the option to purchase the English expansion pack.
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  • Toma el Paso, game box

    This game is available in both Spanish (Toma el Paso) and English (Make a Move)

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