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Keeping the Dream Alive
Keeping the dream alive by honoring MLK. Our Montana Teen Summer Programs foster a deeper understanding of cultural diversity and humanitarianism. Learn more about Dr. King and VISIONS Montana programs.
Building Community & Family in D.R. Summer Programs
Building Community & Family in D.R. Summer Programs VISIONS has been leading teen community service programs in the Dominican Republic since 1991(!). One of our primary project partners since this program’s inception is the Lions Club (Club de Leones)—three of...
Our Traditional Bison Harvest
Learn more about this unique activity during our Montana Teen Summer Programs, which fosters a deeper understanding of and connection with our food sources.
VISIONS Reading List: July 2021
Check out some of our latest reads that focus on sustainability, environmental challenges and climate solutions.
How to Garden Indoors
Gardening indoors isn’t just possible, it’s actually affordable and efficient, with the right knowledge. In this article, we’ll talk about sustainable home gardening tips for those of us who don’t have land at our disposal.
Curious About Composting? Here’s Our Advice on How to Begin
Whether you live on a Montana farm or in a Manhattan highrise, composting is an effective and accessible way to dramatically reduce your ecological footprint. Curious about how you can begin composting at home? Read on to learn more!
How to Find the Affordable Used Outdoor Gear You Need
Shopping for used outdoor gear and apparel is the best way to make your purchases more sustainable. Here are some great ways to find what you need, whether for VISIONS programs or your own adventures.
What is Project Drawdown?
Project Drawdown plays a critical role in all of the myriad sustainability initiatives we’re working on at our Montana Farm & Ranch. At VISIONS, we’ve always followed environmental principles, from reducing waste to recycling to composting (often by giving food...
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
Upcoming Informational Webinars
Join us for an informational webinar about Gap and summer programs.
What is a Wilderness First Responder
Answer to the question, “What is a Wilderness First Responder?”
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.
Growing the Nonprofit VISIONS Foundation
The VISIONS Foundation was established in 2016 and promotes cross cultural exchange by supporting service-learning opportunities for students around the world. The Foundation also partners with international organizations to respond to their community’s most pressing needs. Building on the Foundation’s past success, we are focusing additional effort in growing its capacity this summer.
Spotlight: Hilary Moses, VISIONS ALUM
VISIONS alum, Hilary Moses, reflects on the high school summer program that influenced her educational and professional tracks towards becoming a therapist of adolescents.
Spotlight: Emma Friedman, VISIONS ALUM
Read and watch a heartfelt interview with 2019 Montana Blackfeet participant, Emma Friedman, about her teen volunteer experience.