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Program Updates and Notes from the Field

Full Circle | 30 Year Reunion

Full Circle | 30 Year Reunion

In August, 50 veteran leaders and directors gathered in Bozeman, MT, for our 30-year reunion weekend. They came from all parts of the country and represented summer programs across our entire history. It was a celebration of community and connections that transcended the years.

After Hurricanes Irma & Maria

After Hurricanes Irma & Maria

It was no small feat to return to the British Virgin Islands in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Read about how, thanks to local friends, we were able to return.

Projects | Peru 2018 (Session 1)

Projects | Peru 2018 (Session 1)

Our Peru summer program focuses on aiding rural communities in the Cusco region. See photos of projects completed by this year’s group of high school volunteers, including irrigation canals and additions to primary schools…

Projects | Montana N. Cheyenne 2018

Projects | Montana N. Cheyenne 2018

Our Northern Cheyenne summer program focuses on aiding community members on the Native American reservation. See photos of projects completed by this year’s group of high school volunteers.

Projects | British Virgin Islands 2018 (Session 2)

Projects | British Virgin Islands 2018 (Session 2)

This year we returned to Virgin Gorda to help our friends rebuild after hurricanes Irma and Maria. See photos of projects completed on our second session in the BVI by high school volunteers and leaders…

Helping Young People Soar

Helping Young People Soar

This summer, we were honored to be one of two organizations selected to host a Custom Program. Fourteen Summer Search students from Seattle (and three VISIONS leaders) spent 15 days in southeastern Montana with the Northern Cheyenne people.

Projects | Montana Blackfeet 2018 (Session 1)

Projects | Montana Blackfeet 2018 (Session 1)

Our Montana Blackfeet summer program focuses on aiding community members on the Native American reservation. See photos of projects completed by this year’s group of high school volunteers and leaders…

Projects | Guadeloupe 2018

Projects | Guadeloupe 2018

Our French immersion program finished up strong, completing a variety of community service projects and exploring the cultural and natural beauty of the Caribbean. See photos and details of projects completed by our team of high school volunteers and talented leaders…

Projects | Ecuador 2018

Projects | Ecuador 2018

Yet another successful summer of community service in the rural communities of northern Ecuador! See photos and details of the projects completed by this year’s team of high school volunteers and talented leaders…

Projects | Dominican Republic 2018 (Session 1)

Projects | Dominican Republic 2018 (Session 1)

See photos and summaries of projects taken on in the Dominican Republic this year. High school volunteers and leaders constructed additions for a primary school and taught english to young students.

Projects | Cambodia 2018

Projects | Cambodia 2018

This summer in Battambang our high school volunteers helped the local community construct a perimeter wall at a primary school and held English classes for the school students. See photos and summaries here…

Projects | British Virgin Islands 2018 (Session 1)

Projects | British Virgin Islands 2018 (Session 1)

This year we returned to Virgin Gorda to help our friends rebuild after hurricanes Irma and Maria. See photos and details of the projects completed by this year’s team of high school volunteers and talented leaders…

Projects | Alaska 2018

Projects | Alaska 2018

Yet another successful summer of community service in the indigenous communities of Alaska! See photos and details of the projects completed by this year’s team of high school volunteers and talented leaders…

Blackfeet Documentary Film: 100 Years

Blackfeet Documentary Film: 100 Years

When you hear about Blackfeet elder Elouise Cobell and her David-and-Goliath fight against the U.S. government, your first thought might be: Wow, her story would make a great movie. And it does.

VISIONS Director Alberto Ramos: Lion’s Club Member of the Year

VISIONS Director Alberto Ramos: Lion’s Club Member of the Year

In 1996, Alberto joined VISIONS officially as a member of the leader team, and he’s been the D.R. director for more than 15 years. He also moved from child of Lions Club members to being a member himself, serving as club president and treasurer for several years.