"The Real Robots of Robot High" designed with kids' help, premiered today at Highlander Charter School in Providence.
Students at Highlander Charter School in Providence enjoyed a little limelight this morning while playing "The Real Robots of Robot High" the culmination of a four-year, $1 million grant The Sojourner House won for a video game teaching healthy relationships that's fun. With the speeches done and cameras trained on them, students proved the fun part was a success, allowing few interruptions to their focus on the game. Eric Sip, 10, and Jhalil Brown, 13, only had eyes for the laptop they were taking turns playing the game on. "Yep," said Brown when asked if he was enjoying it. Jeanne D'Agostino, development director at the school, said students have stayed after school until 5:30 p.m. some afternoons to play the game. "That was the whole…
The thirty-five year-old resource for victims of domestic violence has reopened its shelter in Woonsocket, launched a residential program in town, and expanded its reach on the web and elsewhere.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Gary Mercure
Friday, September 2, 2011
Sojourner House, an established resource for victims of domestic violence in Rhode Island, recently returned to Woonsocket, reopening its safe-house after a year of renovations, and launching a five unit residential program. Of the lenghty hiatus, Sojourner House’s executive director Vanessa Volz says the shelter “was an old house, built around the turn of the twentieth century, and it was in need of a lot of repairs.” As the renovations carried on, Sojourner House acquired a building in Woonsocket that was also renovated to suit the non-profit’s residential program. They are both up and serving clients. To preserve the safety and confidentiality of Sojourner House clients, the locations of the shelter and the residential units were not …