New York, New York January 9, 2006 . . . . Recently Vision Education & Media was asked to participate in an NBC channel 4 television spot called Wednesday´s Child. Its purpose is to help find adoptive homes for older children who are in foster care. During the segment, which was filmed at Vision´s headquarters at 38 East 23rd Street, Laura Allen (Vision´s founder and CEO) talked to 15 year old Saul and helped him to build and program a Robot. "The afternoon was so successful that we have offered him an internship to work with younger students here at Vision," said Laura. "This segment underscores Vision´s commitment to underserved youth–we give them the opportunity to use the latest technology, with the mindset that technology is not just an end unto itself, but can be a motivating and effective tool for engaging and empowering them."
This segment will air Sunday, January 14th, between 7–8 AM. If you can´t see us on the air, go to http://www.wnbc.com/wednesdayschild/index.html and click on: Meet Saul. It will be posted this Thursday January 11th.
Vision Education helps young people ages 6 to 18, use technology creatively and effectively. Vision´s programs include after school classes in computer animation, game design, and digital audio and video; multi disciplinary theme based programs where young people in low income areas use technology to solve problems in their neighborhoods; and professional development workshops for educators. For additional information visit our website at http://www.vemny.org or call 212 245-0444.