connections with themselves, their peers, women in the community, and the surrounding forests of this area. Visions provides a safe space that supports 11-18 year old girls, non-binary
individuals, and allies capacity for self-confidence, physical and emotional resiliency, healthy relationships, community, and regular physical activity.
Visions/Girls Rite has been around since 2008 and creates a space for adolescents to feel safe, increase their connection with others, and provide freedom from stereotypes. This past year,
the group decided they wanted to expand the group to welcome non-binary and allies as members that abide by Visions’ goals. Long time participant and 2022 QHS graduate, Sam Shea, lead
the discussion for coming up with the new name as a way for the group to support each other to “envision who you are and come together to support each other in their journey to find
Jennifer Ready has been the program coordinator since 2011. She summarized the program’s goals, stating Visions encourages and inspires its members through building and sustaining
trusting relationships; finding passion and purpose in life; establish positive, non-violent communication techniques; creatively solve problems; cultivate leadership skills; and
strengthen family, peer group, community, and environmental connections. The program aims to meet participants where they are at, resulting in a variety of activities.
If you are interested in learning more about Visions, reach out to Jennifer at
Visions encourages and inspires youth to: