Envision Your Future®
Envision Your Future is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation formed in 2005.
You will find that the training and facilitation of the EYF programs and workshops have an economy of time and money.
EYF was developed by Patty O’Sullivan, Ph.D., based on a study she did with students from 6th-12th grades. She uncovered that tweens, 10-12 years old, had big dreams for a bright future. The trend of teen responses revealed a lack of clarity for their future. Their apathy for pursuing their dreams was demonstrated by an unacceptable drop-out rate and engagement in dangerous behaviors.
A second discovery was the communication gap between Gen Z and older generations.
Youth want to learn from their mistakes not live from them.
EYF started as a workshop for drop-outs and adjudicated youth in Chimayo, New Mexico in 2005. After the first two-day workshop, these teens wanted to know what was next. This was the impetus to expand EYF from a workshop to a curriculum.
Dr. Patty collaborates with teens to get real and timely answers. Her on-going research is conducted with youth nationally and internationally to understand their concerns, fears, needs, hopes and dreams. The results showed that these teens everywhere had the same hopes and fears. Their biggest worry is about the future.
The Developer / Founder Patty O’Sullivan, Ph.D., was born to teach and her gift for meeting kids where they are and taking them in the direction of their dreams has extended far beyond the conventional classroom. Her ability to see a need and meet it has taken her from the classroom to the inner-city, to the children of migrant workers, to the chemically-addicted, to rural communities, and to adjudicated youth. Recognizing the vast disconnect between adults and a new generation immersed in technology, Dr. Patty saw the urgency to understand this rapidly evolving generation and to find ways to connect and communicate with them.
Dr. Patty is an International Keynote Speaker and Master Trainer/Designer of Positive Youth Development Programs that focus on the growth and wellbeing of the whole child. She is acknowledged as an expert on Gen Z and the practical and vital ways to recognize their vision, voice and value. Most recently, Dr. Patty was the keynote speaker for the Archdiocese of Santa Fe Catholic Schools, New Mexico, and for the Micronesian Youth Summit held in Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands. Dr. Patty devotes her time spreading a wide net to capture youth in the excitement of their dreams.
International Speaker & Master Trainer of Positive Youth Development (PYD) programs and workshops to meet the needs of 21st century students, educators, parents, counselors, youth and social workers.
Awards & Recognition
TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Philadelphia School District
Paul Harris Fellow 2013
The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
9 National Awards for Documentary Films on Chemical Addiction
Contact us about having Dr. Patty as your next keynote speaker or workshop facilitator.
- Envision Your Future®
- Teaching 21st Century Kids®
- Cultivating Social and Emotional Wellbeing
- EQualizing Education
- Vision, Voice & Values: Creating a Positive Future Story
Presentations and workshops are tailored to your population and culture. Dr. Patty interviews the key stakeholders, including teachers and youth so that presentation/workshop fits your needs and challenges.