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VISIONS Late Summer Sessions

VISIONS Late Summer Sessions

Shorter Programs Still Capture the VISIONS Experience Many students and parents are so busy with school and life that summer plans can easily fall by the wayside. And some think that staying home for the summer is a great idea… until school is out, boredom sets...

PARLEZ VOUS FRANÇAISE? ¿HABLA ESPAÑOL?

Are you looking for a unique way to improve your French or Spanish language skills this summer? Roll up your sleeves and join us this summer for a French immersion program in Guadeloupe or on one of our Spanish immersion programs! French Immersion: In Guadeloupe, you...

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,...

A Day in the Life of VISIONS

A Look at a Typical Summer Day What’s a typical day like on a VISIONS summer program? It’s a question we get often. You might wake up to a chorus of birds in the mountains of Nicaragua, to a frosted landscape by the Wrangell Mountains in Alaska, to merengue music and...

Glitter Magazine Features VISIONS Director

The following is an article from “Glitter Magazine” that spotlighted VISIONS Director, Katherine Dayton, for the publication’s “Real People” feature.  REAL PEOPLE: Katherine Dayton, Executive Director of VISIONS Service Adventures January...

Top 10 Reasons to be a Serial VISIONary

It’s time, once again, to make those summer plans! Have you thought about another VISIONS summer? Although the first VISIONS summer often feels like a life changing experience that can’t be repeated, many teen volunteers return for a second, third, and even fourth...

Where We Live

A Look at the Temporary Homes of VISIONS Teen Volunteers We get asked this question a lot: What are the living conditions like on a VISIONS program? The answer, simply put, is that it varies from program to program, but there are some common threads among all of the...

Top 10 Ways to Survive Without Technology

Technology is fully ingrained in our busy lives. We text or email instead of talking, keep up with our friends’ lives through Instagram, and do most of our schoolwork in front of a computer. Then there’s the entertainment, whether it’s our favorite streaming series on...

2013 Summer Community Service Projects Completed

What Did You Do This Summer? VISIONS participants completed more than twenty construction projects, ten remodels, dozens of painting jobs and environmental initiatives. Participants also ran day camps, served meals at soup kitchens and assisted elders with home...

IB Summer Scholars Travel the World

Below are two articles from the Harrisburg Academy Newsletter featuring VISIONS youth volunteers, Rose Levenson and Amna Elnour.  Rose Levenson ’12, Guadeloupe in the Lesser Antilles Rose Levenson knew she wanted to do something completely untraditional for her IB...

Past Program Director Attends White House “Champions of Change”

“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, Peace Corps founder Last month past VISIONS program director (Dr.)...

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...