What's influenced my VISSION

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Artist, Counselor, and educator roles

Hi there, my name is Len David Mormino.

  In my journey, I've had the opportunity to study and work with human wellness, media communications, drama, music and story writing.  

These have supported my growth 

in the following roles.


As an artist, I enjoy writing books and music, creating videos, and coordinating artistic projects that explore some beautiful and tough truths we all have in common.  I also love using arts and media to support our community on important issues.  To this end, I've been a member of SCBWI, ASCAP, Madison and Nashville Songwriter's Groups, and the Director of Vission Enterprises, an LLC that has helped me to successfully produce artistic content over the years. 


As a counselor and educator, I've worked in Chicago area community counseling centers and the Madison Public Schools since 1993, consistently dedicated to helping our students, community, and school system explore meaningful personal, academic, and career paths.  

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Digging for gold

My Creative Mission is to Dig For Gold

What's the "gold"?  It's having 

healthy relationships and a life path 

that are consistent with your true heart.    

I aim for books, music, videos, and artistic projects that support and celebrate this.


In every home, work, or creative setting that I've seen, some of the most educational, entertaining, and inspiring moments came from using ARTS, MEDIA, and LITERATURE to communicate important ideas.  They can play a powerful role in motivating people to have courageous conversations and take action.


Grateful for the opportunity to serve this mission, I and all who collaborate with Vission Enterprises are committed to creating arts and activities that help adults and youth connect, laugh, and dig for the "gold" in their lives and relationships.


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Family

In the Chicago area, I grew up in a fun-loving ethnic home (Italian, Russian, English, Jewish), 

OY!  We had all of the music, noise, food, and chaos that one could handle.  I made the move to a neighboring suburb of my wife’s hometown of Madison, Wisconsin in 2000.  Here we live, work in public schools, and raise 3 wild and wonderful daughters.  


There's nothing more gratifying than supporting my wife and daughters in their own journeys, 

as well as finding ways to have fun and 

make some memories together.  


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A) SchoolWide "ACADEMIC AND CAREER PLANNING" RESOURCES:

B) Student Tools:

-A HEALTH vs. ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP MODEL

-GOOD STUDY HABITS LIST

-STUDENT PROGRESS REPORT TOOL FOR USE WITH TEACHERS

-TEEN JOB HUNTING TIPS

-THE WELLNESS WHEEL- ADAPTED FROM MARSHFIELD CLINIC'S "7-SIDED SELF"

-USING YOURSELF AS A ROLE MODEL- VISIONING ACTIVITY from JIM CATHCART'S WORK

-TIME MANAGEMENT WORKSHEET- CREATED for a HIGH SCHOOL ADVISORY ACTIVITY

-ERRORS IN THINKING- STANTON SAMENOW


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C) REALITY TEEN Theater Troupe:

Len's Master's Thesis and first love in the community counseling field with OMNI Youth Services in 1993 was founding, directing, contributing writing, and coordinating a teen theater troupe that created, performed, and processed theatrical scenes on teen issues for over 4000 students per year. It served as both a leadership opportunity for the teen cast, as well as a powerful resource in prevention education for area schools.   

REALITY=  (REAL ENCOUNTERS ABOUT LIFE INVOLVING TODAY'S YOUTH)

BROCHURE

FIRST CAST PICTURE

TYPICAL FEEDBACK

REALITY THEATER PROGRAM