For Parents

Global Visionaries is like a family. Your youth will experience an environment that fosters a sense of belonging among a fun and diverse crowd of people. And so will you!

As a parent of a GV participant, we encourage you to be part of the family. There are some required meetings for parents, but also some exciting, but optional ways to be involved. Some highlights include:

Please note that meetings with an * by the name are required for all parents to attend.

Spring Intensive Summer Year-Long Summer Intensive
​Orientation* November 6, 2019 November 7, 2019 November 8, 2019
Parent Meeting ​N/A TBD N/A
Pre-departure Meeting* March 31, 2020 June 17, 2020 July 9, 2020
Storytelling Potluck April 21, 2020 July 31, 2020 August 27, 2020

To build truly empathetic leaders, Global Visionaries recruits a deliberately diverse group of youth, spanning all socioeconomic backgrounds, to participate in our program. To ensure that our program is affordable for all of our participants, we offer scholarships. We do not overcharge more affluent families for this need. Instead, these scholarships are made possible through the money raised at our annual fundraising events.

We have many opportunities for parents/guardians to volunteer. Examples of these volunteer opportunities include: procuring food for our program retreats, donating wine or procuring items for our annual Auction, or being a Breakfast Champion at our Breakfast of Visionaries.

If you are interested in volunteering, send us an email.

To make a student payment you can:

  • You can mail a check to our offices or drop one of in person. If you are mailing a payment, please clearly indicate the youth participant's name on the payment.

  • You can pay by eCheck here (no transaction fee for automatic bank withdrawal).

  • You can also make a payment by credit card below. Credit card payments are processed through our fundraising platform (Click & Pledge) and they have a 3.75% + $0.37 transaction fee.