Leaders

Beyond the Vote | Preparing Next-Gen Citizens

Beyond the Vote | Preparing Next-Gen Citizens

Many VISIONS participants go on to embrace a life of awareness and engagement — with voting just one of countless ways they contribute to the communities where they live. We encourage you to get out and VOTE.

Full Circle | 30 Year Reunion

Full Circle | 30 Year Reunion

In August, 50 veteran leaders and directors gathered in Bozeman, MT, for our 30-year reunion weekend. They came from all parts of the country and represented summer programs across our entire history. It was a celebration of community and connections that transcended the years.

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: Marvin Mastin

Spotlight: Marvin Mastin

When Marvin enters the room, the world gets a little brighter… “In my life I would like to create dialogue between people/groups. Everything starts with an interaction between two parties. VISIONS taught me that I only skimmed the surface of what there is to learn, share and discover…”

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…”

Spotlight: Amanda Pincock

Spotlight: Amanda Pincock

Global citizen and longtime VISIONS Director Amanda shares a little about her world… “Having the opportunity to be placed in a community and live there for a summer, and being accepted by and working with people who have sometimes spent their lives there, was a blessing I will never take for granted…”

Spotlight: Andrew Goodrum

Spotlight: Andrew Goodrum

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…”

Spotlight: Claire Hortens

Spotlight: Claire Hortens

Claire is an inspiring global citizen, social justice seeker, and former VISIONS Director. Today we take a peek into her world… “VISIONS has been the backbone of my pursuit of social work and social justice for as long as I can remember…”

Meet Your Director: Kenny Kruse

Meet Your Director: Kenny Kruse

In addition to living in Myanmar where he’s gearing up for another VISIONS summer, Kenny has followed in the footsteps of our founding Asia programs director – Wesley Hedden – as a Princeton in Asia scholar. Kenny is a lifelong learner and traveler....
Welcome back, Katie!

Welcome back, Katie!

We are thrilled to welcome Katie Mayernik back to VISIONS, where she will direct the British Virgin Islands program! Katie has stretched the divides of rural and urban, American and international. Born and raised in a small town in Montana, she developed a love of...

Thoughts on VISIONS Values

What the VISIONS values say about us and about your summer, and why they’re important right now. by: Katherine Dayton, Executive Director In preparation for a staff retreat this past fall, I reached out to some veteran leaders to ask, “What is VISIONS to you?” This...
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,...