Dominican Republic

Projects | Dominican Republic 2018 (Session 1)

Projects | Dominican Republic 2018 (Session 1)

See photos and summaries of projects taken on in the Dominican Republic this year. High school volunteers and leaders constructed additions for a primary school and taught english to young students.

VISIONS Director Alberto Ramos: Lion’s Club Member of the Year

VISIONS Director Alberto Ramos: Lion’s Club Member of the Year

In 1996, Alberto joined VISIONS officially as a member of the leader team, and he’s been the D.R. director for more than 15 years. He also moved from child of Lions Club members to being a member himself, serving as club president and treasurer for several years.

Spotlight: Kodee Cloninger

Spotlight: Kodee Cloninger

Kodee will be returning to Ecuador for her sixth summer with VISIONS and is excited to share her passion with another group…
“Through its focus on community and communication VISIONS has given me the opportunity to accept myself for my greatest strengths and weaknesses…”

Grow Your Grit with VISIONS

Grow Your Grit with VISIONS

What trait offers the best chance at future happiness and success? Not a high IQ. Not even innate talent. According to the educational research, it’s “grit.” At VISIONS, we’re well acquainted with grit. Over the last 30 years, we’ve watched our participants build it right before our very eyes.

Dominican Republic Service Projects

Dominican Republic Service Projects

Focus on Education-related Service Projects VISIONS teen participants have completed some fantastic service projects over the years in the Dominican Republic (DR). See a few highlights below and read more about the program here. Service Project of Badly-needed New...
VISIONS Featured in Teen Ink

VISIONS Featured in Teen Ink

VISIONS Ambassador and super-alumna Sarah Yamashita wrote about her experiences and was featured in Teen Ink, a monthly magazine showcasing artwork and writing generated entirely by teenagers. It can be found in the February issue of the magazine as well as online....
Women-Run Business

Women-Run Business

According to the National Women’s Business Council, 36.3% of businesses in the U.S. are women-owned. VISIONS is proud to be one of them. Katherine Dayton has been the director/owner of VISIONS since 2010, when she took the reins from long-time co-directors/owners,...

Improve Your French or Spanish Language Skills this Summer

Roll up your sleeves and join us for a French immersion program in Guadeloupe or on one of our Spanish immersion programs! French Immersion: In Guadeloupe, you will improve your French skills while also working on a blend of construction projects, environmental...

Community Service Programs Include Work with Children

VISIONS community service programs are perhaps best known for the high-quality and high-impact building projects that our teen volunteers have completed over the course of 28 summers. We also do environmental labor projects, from water conservation systems to clean...