In November 2002, a massive earthquake rocked a small Alaskan community, damaging nearly every structure—except for the community center built just 3 months prior by VISIONS Alaska volunteers.
While service work is at the root of each teen service program, it’s in equal measure with cultural immersion that transcends the experience of an average tourist. In all of our homes away from home, we live very much as local people do, and we are part of the fabric of daily life.
Teens open their eyes to the lesser-known cultural and environmental diversity of the United States. Engagement in the history and daily life of underrepresented communities expand the world views of high school and middle school students.
As this summer 2019 begins to wrap up, VISIONS summer service trips continue to build, bond and explore. The following highlights provide overviews of the service projects, cultural experiences and adventures that are unique to each program.
See winning photos from this year’s VISIONS Photo Contest! Students and leaders submitted photos from programs around the world and the VISIONS community voted for their favorite shots.
Yet another successful summer of community service in the indigenous communities of Alaska! See photos and details of the projects completed by this year’s team of high school volunteers and talented leaders…
Andrew has traveled the world with VISIONS and will be back this summer as a leader.
“VISIONS taught me to be a lot more appreciative of everything I have in my life and to stop dwelling on the small things in life. Focus on the future because if you keep looking back you’re going to trip going forward…”