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Institute for Emerging Visionaries 

Our mission is to create a new model of transformational education that fosters a generation of young visionary leaders who are dedicated and equipped to serve humanity.

Cultivating Young Visionary Leaders

The Institute for Emerging Visionaries is an educational immersion program dedicated to creating environments and experiences for revolutionary individuals to deepen themselves, their skills and knowledge so that they can actualize their humanitarian visions for the world.


This program is an invitation for young people, ages 18-30, to spend 8 immersive days diving into the deepest mission and purpose-driven work that calls to you.  Our Visionary Incubator invites you to reclaim your own visions for your life and humanity; exploring service as a path of living while crystallizing vision and curating your life to reflect it.

Our inspiration comes from years of working with young adults from around the world and witnessing the immense power they have within when given the environment to be seen and heard.

We see the need and are committed to creating alternative learning experiences that support young visionary leaders to have the tools, resources and mentorship to rise up and realize their visions in service to humanity. Our emphasis is on mentoring young people who are inspired to create projects that promote unity, diversity, vulnerability, authenticity and build a more united and peaceful world.

The Institute for Emerging Visionaries serves as a sustainable model for supporting young emerging leaders from across the globe to implement their humanitarian projects in their countries and communities. 

We are now accepting applications for our 2023 cohort.


This immersive program will be held on August 11th-19th on the Big Island of Hawaii.


Note: Having a specific project vision is not necessary to apply to the Visionary Incubator. Even a whisper of desire to create something regenerative in the world, is enough to participate.

Because the Hawaiian islands are our home, we are especially focused on the rich and cultural diversity that lives here, on the island chain. We see the essential and growing importance to offer young visionaries from the islands and beyond an opportunity to seed the visions for their communities. We see the power of the islands and the need for a visionary generation to preserve and maintain the cultural richness and indigenous wisdom of this sacred place.  While applications do not need to be from Hawaii to apply, initial preference will be given to those residing.

The cost of the One Village Project/Institute for Emerging Visionaries Visionary Education Program is $2,500 USD.

This cost includes personal mentorship with Vanessa Stone and the One Village Project Team and participation in the Global Visionary Incubator held on the Big Island of Hawaii for 8 days including room and board (three meals per day, plus snacks) transportation to/from the airport, activities and materials.

*This cost does not include airfare/travel expenses to/from Hawaii


We encourage participants to fundraise towards their attendance through approaching their schools, families/friends, local organizations and greater community.

For information regarding scholarships, payment plans and fundraising opportunities please email

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