VISIONS Leaders From Around the World
Training Together in Bozeman, Montana
In June, VISIONS leaders from around the world came together in Bozeman, Montana. They gathered for director and leader training sessions, preparing for the upcoming summer community service trips for teens. Together they drilled on VISIONS values and best practices, and also bonded as a community.
From sunup to sundown leaders engaged in scenarios, circle meetings, lectures and workshops. But the leaders also found time to connect deeply with each other and share their different cultures and experiences, so in many ways their training sessions mirrored the benefits enjoyed by participants on VISIONS summer programs.
Sav Yuth traveled the farthest to join us and treated everyone to Cambodian cuisine, cooking some of her favorite dishes from home. She also experienced snow for the first time and noted that Montana was cold… but beautiful.
VISIONS leaders from around the world shared many laughs over bachata dancing and kickball. A commitment to VISIONS values brought them together, and their newfound skills and friendships propelled them into a summer of leading service trips for teens.
Explore Our 2020 Summer Programs
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Our decisions about dress code are quite simple—we are guests in our host communities, not tourists. We work with elders, nonprofit leaders in their professional settings, indigenous communities that abide by conservative attire, members of religious and spiritual groups, and others whose cultural and professional beliefs abide by conservative and appropriate attire.
More than 3,500 Dominican kids attend school every year because of what VISIONS kids & our local partners have constructed. This summer, our teen volunteers will be at it again.
Personal affections, a passion for purpose and mutual adorations are at the heart of the DR experience. The love stories are diverse and enduring. -By Katherine Dayton, Director