Guadeloupe

Remembering Sargent Shriver, Peace Corps Founder and Service Leader

“What is going to change the world today is the same thing that has changed it in the past: an idea, and the service of dedicated individuals committed to that idea.”    –Sargent Shriver Joby Taylor, Director Shriver Peaceworker Center and former VISIONS...

In Rwanda a Piece of VISIONS Helps a School Feel Like Family

Monique Schmidt directed VISIONS service programs abroad in Guadeloupe and at home in Montana. A poet, teacher and published author (her memoir Last Moon Dancing is the story of her Peace Corps years in Africa), Monique moved to Rwanda last November tobe Program...

Student Volunteer Reflects on Three VISIONS Summers

The numbers of students who return for a 2nd and even 3rd VISIONS summer have grown steadily over the years. In October we received an email out of the blue that made our day from one such participant. Sylvia Murray, a veteran of three different VISIONS programs...

Letter from a VISIONS Veteran

The numbers of students who return for a 2nd and even 3rd VISIONS summer have grown steadily over the years. In October we received an email out of the blue that made our day from one such participant. Sylvia Murray, a veteran of three different VISIONS programs (Peru...

Language Immersion and Community Service Abroad

¿Habla Español? Parlez-vous français? Just ask our references. When you share meals, dance and have karaoke nights, talk about culture, customs, and history with local friends, ride to work sites and recreation activities with local teens and our long-time drivers,...

Guadeloupe Participant to Her Leaders

We liked this email from our archives from a Participant to her Guadeloupe leaders because she shares an unusually helpful bonus she got from her teen summer travel to VISIONS Guadeloupe. Dear Annie and Ryan, I have been meaning to email both of you over the past week...

Guadeloupe Poem by Teen Summer Program Participant Angie Tyler

Note: The following letter was sent to us by one of our VISIONS Guadeloupe Staffers after returning from leading a program. Hi! How is everyone at the VISIONS office? Relieved that the summer volunteer programs for high school students are over? Already gearing up for...

Students Do Good, Look Good Abroad

But some colleges question motives. By Alison Lobron When Becky McDougal, 17 traveled to Guadeloupe last summer to build homes for impoverished families, most of her inspiration came from the desire to help others, but some of it came in the mail. During her sophomore...

Spotlight on the Sanford Family in Dominica

The Sanford Family – Napolean, Clarencia, Claudia, Mauricia, Provin, and Suzan The Sanford family has been a constant source of support and friendship on our Dominica teenage volunteer program abroad in the Carib Territory since our first summer in 1996. The Sanford’s...

Community Friend Highlight: Pierrette Cairo

You notice her immediately. Deep golden brown complexion. Close-cropped blonde hair. Flowing, colorful clothes, always the latest pret-a-porter French fashions from sunglasses to shoes¬.  Standing barely 4’10” Pierrette Cairo is a giant of a human being, a force of...

A Decade of Continuing Community Service

VISIONS alumnus, Harry Weiner, embodies the concept of life-long service.  Harry participated in VISIONS second season in 1990 in the Appalachia program.  His program home base was in the Central Pennsylvania farmlands about six miles from VISIONS Newport office....

Traveling Teen

“We can barely keep up with it” said Kathy Stewart, the director of family trips at Butterfleld & Robinson, when asked about demand for the trips she organizes. Pamela Lassers of Abercrombie & Kent, reports that A&K has seen a 30 percent...