VISIONS featured in
The New York Times
VISIONS, and specifically our Montana Blackfeet program, was spotlighted as one of the top summer programs that teach empathy through service learning.
Deep Immersion in Cultures at Home and Abroad:
Visions is a 30-year veteran of service adventures, their itineraries veering more hard-core immersion (five to seven hours a day, four to five days a week) than in-and-out tour. A longstanding program on offering poverty assistance on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana also focuses on land preservation and infrastructure projects, like building renovations, fence repairs, building wheelchair ramps and schoolhouses. When not working on improving the community, volunteers also enjoy a bounty of cultural activities like attending a powwow, joining in sweat ceremonies, horse riding in Glacier National Park, and connecting with tribal historians and spiritual leaders.
– The New York Times
Former VISIONS program director and carpenter Lee Conah volunteers in his city and is an accomplished handyman. He also writes music! Read on for more on Lee, and a link to a song he wrote about his experiences.
Molly loves creating outdoor community spaces and making her surroundings closer to nature. She reminisces about her time in BVI with VISIONS in the early 90s, sharing insights about why teen summer programs are so important.