Blizzard Entertainment Mentoring and Incentive Program

Ford has teamed with Orange County law enforcement in the GRIP program to offer one-on-one mentoring and incentive programs to elementary and middle school students from schools all across Orange County.


Blizzard Entertainment (creators of World of Warcraft/gaming industry giant) is our newest partner to establish a mentor program. Blizzard employees mentor students at their schools and share about their careers in designing video games. GRIP and Blizzard identify students who are at-risk and offer them incentives to improve their grades, attendance and behavior.

The students visit their mentors’ campus on Blizzard Day as an earned incentive. Students discover how to create a video game starting with the development of the avatars, story, and adventure through different worlds.