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Visible Men at VMA

Character development is the cornerstone of the VMA mission. The Visible Men philosophy is that connecting boys with role models from their community is a highly effective way to set them on the road to success.


VMA connects students to male role models from the Bradenton/Sarasota community (and beyond) as a standard feature of their school experience. These men – Visible Men – interact with VMA boys on a regular basis in a structured environment in which they engage our students in conversations, story-telling, and projects around success and achievement. Through this unique program, VMA boys have regular exposure to local role models and mentors who can help show them the path to becoming contributing members of their families and communities.