August 3, 2020 – EON Reality, a provider of augmented and virtual reality-based knowledge and skills transfer for industry and education, has recently announced a new AR and VR pilot program with Los Angeles-based organization, Educating Young Minds. The program will provide students with access to AR and VR technology, as well as EON Reality’s educational resources.
Known for helping underprivileged, at-risk, and special needs children throughout Southern California, Educating Young Minds is built around providing opportunities to students who wouldn’t otherwise have them. EON Reality states that this mentality is aligned with its own mission to make AR and VR academic solutions available to as many people as possible.
Dan Lejerskar, Founder of EON Reality, commented: “Working with an organization like Educating Young Minds is the most fulfilling kind of partnership we can form. I’m very excited that we’re able to help some of the less-fortunate children in our own area, and I look forward to seeing how this partnership can expand in the future.”
In addition to providing dozens of students with access to technology that they wouldn’t otherwise have through the pilot program, EON Reality’s new focus on self-directed learning will teach both students and instructors to create their own immersive and interactive lessons through the company’s Resource Center and other self-help tools. This is on top of the thousands of pre-designed lessons that are already available through EON Reality’s library.
EON Reality stated that although initially relatively modest in scope, the pilot program could bring about future opportunities for the two companies to work together, as both Educating Young Minds and EON Reality are looking to assist in the academic pursuits of individuals affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and associated educational closures.
“Equity in education and access with dignity is everyone’s responsibility. EON Reality realizes the need to introduce their augmented and virtual reality-based knowledge platforms to organizations that serve marginalized, low-income, at-risk youth”, said Angeles Echols, CEO and founder of Educating Young Minds. “Together we are leveraging relationships, expanding the minds of our youth, and introducing computer tech opportunities they could never have imagined.”
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