Meet Olivia Coward, Alum Raising Funds for the VISIONS Foundation!

Olivia has attended VISIONS community service programs in Montana and Peru, and today raises money for the VISIONS Foundation using Depop!

Olivia Coward, a former participant in VISIONS community service programs, embodies the spirit of giving back. Having engaged in impactful projects on the Montana Blackfeet Indian Reservation and in Peru, she now leverages her entrepreneurial skills on the online platform Depop.

By selling jewelry and clothing and dedicating 30% of her profits to the VISIONS Foundation, Olivia supports the organization’s mission to provide scholarships, grants, and financial aid. Her commitment extends beyond a short-term experience, aiming to sustainably contribute to the communities that welcomed her during her VISIONS journeys.

In an interview, Olivia reflects on her transformative VISIONS experiences, emphasizing the profound connections she forged and the lessons learned about herself, from adapting socially to recognizing the value of stepping beyond her comfort zone.

Her dedication to running her Depop business involves multifaceted roles, yet her motivation lies in extending her service to the Urubamba community in Peru. Olivia’s story resonates with a message of empowerment, urging fellow high school students to embrace service opportunities, assuring them that stepping into the unknown can lead to profound personal growth and positive impacts on others’ lives.

To delve deeper into Olivia’s inspiring journey and insights, check out the full article on the VISIONS Foundation website!

Owen Clarke is a writer for VISIONS. A career outdoor journalist, his work appears in 30+ international magazines, including Iron & Air, Climbing, Outside, Rock and Ice, SKI, Trail Runner and The Outdoor Journal. He is also the executive editor of Skydiving Source and Indoor Skydiving Source.

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