For Educators

"What do you think a blind person can't do?"

Picture of Randy at a dojo, working on his karate, wearing a Karate uniform This question challenged Randy from the moment he started to go blind in 1989. The question has motivated him, inspired him, frustrated him, pushed him harder than he ever would have thought he could endure, and made him realize that you truly don't need to see to have a vision -- and to make that vision a reality.

It is also the first question that Randy challenges students to consider in his remarkable classroom presentations. For well over a decade, Randy has been visiting schools throughout New England, delivering his essential message to people of all ages: to believe in ability -- most importantly their own. Students respond enthusiastically to Randy's passionate approach to inspiring and awakening young minds to envision the possibilities that lie beyond their own challenges. By prompting students to think, "What can I accomplish?"; he leads them to realize it is within their power to define, embrace, and achieve any goal.



Believe and Achieve Through Goal Setting, Problem Solving, and Perseverance!

Picture of Randy in a lively interaction with elementary school students in Newmarket, NH Our school presentations, provided by Randy Pierce, integrate life lessons with engaging stories of his progress through managing adversity. He learned to thrive not just in spite of challenge but perhaps because of it. We believe Randy’s captivating approach provides essential knowledge and inspiration through all ages and levels. We will work with your school or organization to ensure the schedule, duration, and points of emphasis are ideal for your needs. We are proud to have presented to over 50,000 students since founding 2020 Vision Quest in 2010 and count on reaching many more!

Students age ten or younger receive emphasis on diversity, guide dogs, and believing in themselves. Presentations to age eleven and older include additional focus upon life lessons for managing adversity and choosing paths toward Picture of Quinn receiving a lot of attention from students at one of the presentations. a successful and positive life.

While we welcome donations or honorariums, we do provide our presentations at no cost to classrooms and youth organizations within reasonable travel distance to Southern New Hampshire. No distance is too great if reasonable travel arrangements or expenses can be resolved. To schedule a visit for Randy to speak at a school or youth program, please contact education@2020VisionQuest.org, call us at (603) 546-8542, or download our School Presentation Form.

Whether presenting to ten or one thousand, we commonly customize our presentations to include any of the following topics:

• Ability awareness       • Setting goals • Teamwork
• Problem solving • Communication • Believing in possibility
• Diversity • Inspiration • Blind awareness
• Guide dogs • Achievement through adversity