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Teen Volunteer Spotlight: Paden Dvoor

Paden Dvoor spent four weeks last summer working out West on the Montana Blackfeet Indian Reservation. Paden was part of VISIONS high school community service program, and in a place where we started working 25 years ago. She took some time to reflect on the...

Talk the Talk & Walk the Walk

Travel Tips: VISIONS Alumni Share Their Best Tips from Summer Programs If you’ve traveled for a VISIONS Service Adventures program before, you understand how much you can learn from a summer away from home. Yes, service projects are at the core. But...

VISIONS Teen Compares Summer Travels to Alaska & Myanmar

A two-time alum from Poughkeepsie, NY, Charlie Burns-Bahruth finished his most recent service adventure on our Myanmar program—a big shift from his first VISIONS summer in Alaska! A staunch VISIONary, Charlie was just accepted for his third program, and he’ll be...

Educational Consultant Explores VISIONS Cambodia

International education consultant Sandy Furth featured VISIONS in a recent article for Insights, the newsletter for the Independent Educational Consultant Association (IECA). Sandy visited our Cambodia program site last spring, and talks about her time seeing the...

Two VISIONS Summers, Two Very Different Cultures

Lizzie Edwards, a high school student and teen volunteer from Portland, Oregon, recently wrapped up a summer service adventure with VISIONS Ecuador & Galapagos. It was her second VISIONS summer, and a world away from her first program in Cambodia. Next up? Myanmar...

2015 Service Project Highlights

From Building Classrooms to Building Community Relationships It’s often hard to grasp just how much VISIONS teen volunteers accomplish in a summer. This past summer, for instance, we built structures big and small, ranging from classrooms in the Dominican Republic to...

LA Times Spotlights VISIONS and Mississippi Alum

The following article featuring VISIONS and Mississippi alum Yongqi Xu is from the Los Angeles Times. Wanderlust Lands Irvine Teen in Hurricane Katrina-Devastated Areas August 28, 2015 When Irvine resident Yongqi Xu was in search of a summer adventure, she knew she...

Service Project Updates & Photos from VISIONS Cambodia!

Our teen volunteers with the VISIONS Cambodia program have wrapped up a couple of weeks successful of hard work, cultural experiences, and adventures. After an introduction to carpentry and tool use, the group started in on the construction of a library and other...

The Launch of VISIONS 2015 First Session Programs

A Look at the VISIONS Leadership Team Twelve VISIONS Program Directors landed in Bozeman, Montana on June 10 to start a weeklong intensive training at the VISIONS home office. Under the guidance of VISIONS Director Katherine Dayton and co-facilitator Stacy Bodow, the...

Program Briefs: A Look at this Summer’s Project Lineup

During your summer (or summers) with us, you most likely spent a good amount of time on a construction site—working with adobe, cinder blocks, or power tools. Along with that, you might have worked with local children, built trails, or even helped build water systems,...