Visions/Brothers Group is a youth group for middle and high school males that serves students from Smith Middle School and all Public Housing neighborhoods. The group focuses on a holistic approach (social, emotional and physical aspect) by connecting youth with services that address their needs.
Group leaders correspond with parents, principals, teachers, and guidance counselors to assist parents with helping their child/children achieve academically. The group plans activities to reinforce what is being taught during group sessions and in the classroom. Activities include:
- One-on-one mentor and peer discussions
- Educational Field Trips
- Community Service Events
- Sporting Events
The group meets every Wednesday at lunchtime at Smith Middle School and every other Saturday at Hargraves Recreation Center.
Volunteers for Youth coordinates a similar program for girls called Every Girl Counts.