Atlanta students test out new VR studio opened by NFL Hall of Famers – WSB-TV Channel 2

ATLANTA — A select group of Atlanta college students got to experience a new virtual reality studio in downtown Atlanta on Tuesday.

Hall of Fame teammates Jerry Rice and Steve Young have joined forces off the court to give Atlanta students free access to virtual reality. 30 students from the Ron Clark Academy were present and were able to test this new technology.

Young and Rice were both present at the unveiling of The Creator Zone at the Johnson STEMActivity Center in downtown Atlanta. In attendance were current and former Atlanta Falcons elected officials and players, providing educational and networking experiences for students.

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The Creator Zone is a space dedicated to teenagers aged 13 and over to use the Meta Quest 2 headsets to experiment and create in virtual reality.

“Jerry and I, across our 8-80 zones, are thrilled to partner with Meta – providing young people in Atlanta with the latest technology to help them pursue their passions and future careers,” said Young. “This will provide opportunities for the next generation of innovators to be inspired and engaged while learning, coding, creating and competing. With these resources, we all hope to do our part to advance cultural and social change. at the heart of what matters most – the community”.


The Creator Zone is free to all Atlanta students ages 13 and older and provides young people living in underserved communities with the skills to pursue careers in technology, esports, gaming, media as well as training in state-of-the-art equipment and software for television, radio, voice recording, graphic design and game development.

Teens will be able to compete as the quarterback of their favorite NFL team in NFL PRO ERA, a VR football game; explore the planet’s most iconic locations in National Geographic Explore VR and create amazing street art in VR with Kingspray Graffiti.

More information about the Johnson Stem Activity Center can be found here.

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