On February 15, 2019, our beloved co-worker and friend,
Graham Sayles, passed away after a long and valiant battle with cancer and related
illnesses. Graham influenced Voice and
Vision’s approach and engagement practices with youth and young adults and made
a huge impact in the Behavioral Health System in Bucks County. On
March 12th, 2019, to show our gratitude and to honor Graham and his
contribution, the Board and Management of Voice and Vision created the Graham
Continue reading Announcing the Graham Sayles Scholarship Fund
I was always the student who dreaded speaking in class. When the teacher called my name, it felt as though I was under a spotlight as all eyes zeroed in on me. I remember well the heart palpitations, sweaty palms, the racing thoughts, and blood rushing to my head. What if I got the answer wrong? What if everyone thought I was stupid? I wanted to melt into my seat and disappear.
Fear of participating in class is nothing uncommon. For me, it was a mix of social anxiety and low self-esteem that caused...
Continue reading Class Participation: Overcome Your Fear of Speaking Up
It’s always thrilling to kick off a new school year at Bucks County Community College (BCCC) as we watch the latest batch of College Plus students pursue their goals. While it’s an exciting time, it can also be nerve-wracking to add homework and classes to an already busy schedule.
So, as we like to do at the beginning of each school year, we are providing some advice to set our students up for success. This time, we’re bringing you 5 quick and easy tips to stay organized throughout the semester. ...
Continue reading 5 Quick Tips to Keep You Organized in College
As the home page of our website boasts, we at Voice and Vision are living proof that labels like mental illness, disabilities, and addictions do not stop us from living out our dreams. We are advocates for inclusion (check out our blog from earlier this year) and we believe individuals will flourish if we focus on their unique gifts and strengths.
That’s why we are highlighting another employer in our blog this week, one whose values are closely aligned with ours. Perhaps you’ve seen the Father’s...
Continue reading Hiring for All Abilities
One of my favorite stories about my dad is how he, at 12 or 13-years-old, became a paper delivery boy. The newspaper manager took my dad and his younger brother with him door-to-door soliciting to increase subscriptions. The manager would say to them, “Okay, scuff up your clothes with a little dirt. When the person answers the door, stare off in the distance like you’re blind.” When people answered their doors, the manager told them they would be contributing to St. Anthony’s Home...
Continue reading Bridging the Generational Gap