Tech Ready Youth: VR



Unlocking Creativity, Empowering Futures: Tech Ready Youth

How Our Program Works

Tech Ready Youth VR is a groundbreaking program designed to provide comprehensive support for children ages of 12- 25 and adolescents facing mental health challenges. By leveraging virtual reality (VR) technology, the program offers a transformative environment focused on emotional healing, personal development, and job readiness skills. is an innovative and holistic program designed to empower young individuals between the ages of 16 and 25 with animation skills, job readiness training, and a strong focus on mental health support.

At its core, the program offers Therapeutic VR Experiences tailored to address various mental health issues. “Emotional Wellness Sessions” provide immersive environments to teach coping mechanisms, mindfulness, and relaxation techniques, effectively reducing symptoms of anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Additionally, “Social Skills Development” simulations enable participants to practice vital interpersonal skills essential for personal growth and professional success.

The educational arm of the program features “Virtual Classrooms” where participants engage in curriculum-based learning customized to their individual pace and learning style. Meanwhile, “Career Exploration Labs” allow them to explore diverse industries through VR job simulations, identifying personal interests and aptitudes while understanding job requirements.

To bolster job readiness, the program conducts “Job Readiness Workshops” focusing on resume building, interview preparation, and soft skills training such as teamwork and problem-solving. Participants benefit from mentorship opportunities with professionals from various fields, fostering real-world insights and guidance.

Parental and educator involvement is pivotal, with workshops and seminars aimed at educating and empowering them to support participants effectively. A robust feedback and support system ensures continuous communication and collaboration between all stakeholders.

Our program is

  1. Therapeutic VR Experiences: Immersive VR scenarios designed to promote emotional wellness and resilience, helping participants manage anxiety, depression, and PTSD symptoms.
  2. Educational and Skill-building Modules: Customized virtual classrooms offer engaging learning experiences tailored to individual learning styles, while career exploration labs allow participants to explore diverse industries and identify their interests and strengths.
  3. Job Readiness Workshops: Practical workshops focusing on resume building, interview preparation, and soft skills training empower participants to confidently enter the workforce and pursue meaningful careers.
  4. Mentorship and Support Network: Personalized mentorship from professionals across various fields provides participants with guidance, support, and real-world insights, while community engagement activities foster a sense of belonging and purpose.
  5. Parental and Educator Involvement: Workshops and seminars equip parents and educators with the knowledge and tools to support participants effectively, while a robust feedback system ensures continuous improvement and collaboration.

Why We Created Program:

We created “Tech Ready Youth: VR” in response to the pressing need for comprehensive support for children and adolescents grappling with mental health challenges. Here are some statistics that highlight the urgency and significance of our program:

  1. Prevalence of Mental Health Issues: According to the World Health Organization (WHO), mental health conditions affect approximately one in every five young people worldwide. In the United States alone, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reports that approximately 17% of youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder.
  2. Impact of Mental Health on Education: Mental health issues can significantly impact a young person’s academic performance and overall well-being. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that mental health disorders are a leading cause of disability among children and adolescents in the US, affecting their ability to succeed in school and beyond.
  3. Barriers to Mental Health Support: Despite the prevalence of mental health issues among youth, there are significant barriers to accessing appropriate support and treatment. According to Mental Health America, nearly 60% of youth with major depression do not receive any mental health treatment.
  4. Rise in VR Technology Adoption: Virtual Reality (VR) technology has seen widespread adoption in various industries, including healthcare and education, due to its immersive and interactive nature. Statista reports that the global VR market is projected to reach over $30 billion by 2024, indicating a growing interest in leveraging VR for therapeutic and educational purposes.
  5. Effectiveness of VR in Mental Health Treatment: Research has shown promising results regarding the effectiveness of VR in treating mental health disorders. A study published in JAMA Psychiatry found that VR-based therapy was as effective as traditional exposure therapy in reducing symptoms of anxiety disorders.

By combining these insights, our program aims to fill a crucial gap in mental health support for youth by leveraging the immersive capabilities of VR technology to provide engaging and effective therapeutic interventions, educational opportunities, and job readiness skills. Through “Tech Ready Youth: VR,” we strive to make a meaningful impact on the lives of young people and empower them to overcome obstacles and realize their full potential.

Apply to Tech Ready Youth VR

Participants Requirements

  • Have to be at least 16-25
  • Must to be excited to learn and complete program
  • Must agree to photo release (we will not take photos of your face or share who you are)
  • Must be a Kent County Resident


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