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Community Service Programs Include Work with Children

Community Service Programs Include Work with Children

Working with children in our host communities is often one of the most rewarding parts of VISIONS programs. Driven by powerful inquisitiveness, chidren bypass language and cultural barriers to get to the objects of their curiosity, and teenagers are compellingly curious objects to these little children.

IN MEMORIAM: GUSSIE LOVE

IN MEMORIAM: GUSSIE LOVE

Gussie Love was a devoted member of the VISIONS community for the last decade. He passed away yesterday, one month shy of his 18th birthday. When adopting Gussie from the local Humane Society ten years ago, his paperwork identified him as a potential menace. I am so grateful that he was put up for adoption and became part of my life.

CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

VISIONS has a long history of female leadership. We also honor the many women who have directed our programs, female project partners who make a difference in their communities, and thousands of girls who have attended programs and worked hard while honing leadership skills.

LOCATION SPOTLIGHT: OUR NEW MONTANA FARM

LOCATION SPOTLIGHT: OUR NEW MONTANA FARM

As of September, we’ve purchased OUR VERY OWN VISIONS FARM, a sprawling historic property nestled at the base of Montana’s Bridger Mountains. This farm will be the base for all our Montana Gap programs and Teen Summer Farm programs moving forward

Program Highlights: Montana Summer 1

Program Highlights: Montana Summer 1

30 adventurous teens worked on sustainable farming and regenerative ranching activities, permaculture, volunteering at the Food Bank, packaging books for distribution to Montana reservations, and site preparations at a local cohousing neighborhood.

Spotlight: Summer Search (Partner Organization)

Spotlight: Summer Search (Partner Organization)

For the past 25 years individual students from Summer Search have joined our programs, but last year this relationship grew in a special way. We are proud of this connection. Here’s why . . .

Wes Hedden Returns to VISIONS as Dominican Republic Program Director

Wes Hedden Returns to VISIONS as Dominican Republic Program Director

“We are seeing generational shifts as young people step into their potential as leaders… We have a lot to learn from young people. I look forward to learning from the participants in our DR programs in the summer of 2020, and I hope to help them recognize leadership qualities within themselves.”

Reviews Contest 2020

Reviews Contest 2020

Participate in our Reviews Contest before February 14th! Share a bit about your VISIONS experience and be entered to win a 2020 hoodie.

Sustainable Tourism in Galapagos

Sustainable Tourism in Galapagos

VISIONS launches a new program specific to the Galapagos Islands, aiming to involve teens in important sustainability projects on a local permaculture farm.