How Did VISIONS Start

Herman Simon, financial consultant for the Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Family Foundation, wanted to develop a program to assist students who needed financial support, educational mentoring and career guidance. Simon’s concept led to a partnership between the Smith Family Foundation, the PCC Foundation, The Greater Greenville Community Foundation and Pitt County Schools that resulted in the VISIONS program.

Due to the success of the first VISIONS class of 27 students, which graduated in May 2005, funding has been increased over the years to allow more students to participate.