The Greenwich Alliance for Education hired AVID students and alumni and funded Unbound Summer VR, a project designed to be a testing platform for Unbound Innovations – a VR Makery at Western Middle School and Alliance Reaching out Grant recipient for 2019-2021 (Alliance investment $74,000). Unbound Summer VR started in mid-July and each day, the six students met virtually with Mr. Lipari and Mrs. Giorlando DeRosa wearing Oculus headsets. They experimented with VR software and collaborated using AltspaceVR a virtual meeting place. One student commented that VR could be the “future of technology in education.”

Forging Links to Break the Chains of COVID-19

COVID-19 has caused many, if not most, to feel isolated and alone, particularly the elderly. Children, too, are profoundly affected by the lack of interaction with their extended family, friends, and older adults. Christ Church Greenwich has created Silver Links, where children read stories to older parishioners, and the Bobby Project, where youth and the elderly connect.