How one man’s vision became an

entire movement’s mission.

As a former Special Education teacher’s aide, camp counselor for At Risk youth and teacher, George Johnson always worked to ensure each student set goals and was equipped with the proper tools to achieve them. And, as a Group Home Administrator, he found that having a vision of living independently was the critical link to a resident’s success.

After George left Special Education, he built a very successful career as an entrepreneur, starting, growing and running many companies mostly focused on digital video technology, including Alpha Video and Internet Broadcasting, among others. For the last seven years, George has been coaching visionaries.

“I loved the coaching, but always felt something was missing,” said George, reflecting back on his career. “Then one day a friend sent me a link to a YouTube video called ‘Vision Statements’ by Malcolm Cohan. I took one look at the video and knew my calling was to help youth create similar Vision Videos of hope and possibility for their own lives.”

Since creating TEL.A.VISION and bringing it to schools, George has experienced tremendous excitement from youth, who are more energized and hopeful after creating visions of their desired futures. Specifically, George found himself drawn to the videos and stories created by Special Ed and At Risk students.

TEL.A.VISION is a technology platform for all youth, but its focus is the Special Ed and At Risk student. George says, “Working with Special Ed and At Risk youth to create a hopeful, positive vision for their life feels like coming home. It feels my career has come full circle.”

TEL.A.VISION’s Mission:

Promote widespread application of a TEL.A.VISION technology (personal Vision Video) and methodology (curricula and instruction) among parents, youth and organizations.

TEL.A.VISION’s Vision:

Inspire youth to identify and express their unique gifts in service of a better world for all.