About Us

Exemplary Services!

With a mission grounded in implementation of exemplary violence prevention strategies (based upon a public health approach to violence prevention (CDC), Visions successfully uses as a framework services that are developmentally appropriate, and evidence-based and evidence-informed.

Excellence is...

"Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical, and expecting more than others think is possible."

                               Ronnie Oldham

Current Focus Services

Visions Youth Leadership Academy

  • Students 16-24 receive academic instruction and tutoring; support toward GED
  • Support services include mentoring, career and leadership development, life skills, wellness, cultural/recreation and service learning
  • Participants learn to become Junior Ambassadors for the community
  • Community support to address neighborhood challenges (i.e. crews; connection with resources, etc.
  • Individual Success Plan completed
  • Life Coach assigned to facilitate the successful actualization of life goals
  • Life Coaches/Ambassadors of Peace facilitate life skills sessions

What the Students Say...

"Visions has helped me very well..  Its kept me out of trouble.  I have been with Visions for 5 years." WJ

Wrap Around/Supportive Services

Dare to Soar

  • A family service focusing on restoration of family relationships
  • Focus includes character/leadership development, cultural enrichment, communication, life skills (i.e. problem solving, stress management, conflict resolution, decision making), positive relationships

New Visions...New Beginnings

  • A comprehensive support service for young men and women reentering the community after incarceration
  • Services include assessment, case management, education support, life skills, job placement, entrepreneurship, financial literacy and transition support.

What the Families Say...

"Visions has helped my daughter to learn how to become more independent in learning how to ride public transportation and to know that working is very important, so I would like to say'Thank You For All That You Have Done.'":) TS