Montana Blackfeet

VISIONS Spotlighted by the New York Times

VISIONS Spotlighted by the New York Times

VISIONS was spotlighted by the New York Times earlier this week in their article about summer programs that teach empathy! The print copy will appear in the newspaper on Sunday, July 8, 2018. Read the excerpt from the NYT below…

Improving access for elders in VISIONS host communities

Improving access for elders in VISIONS host communities

V ISIONS Montana Blackfeet 2016 students used their new construction skills to improve access for elders in our host community of Browning. On one of the projects the teen volunteers demolished a run-down ramp and constructed a new 32’ long wheelchair ramp in its...

Opportunities to Volunteer in the U.S.

For almost 30 years, VISIONS has provided exceptional community service programs in locations around the world. Your desire to be part of meaningful projects can take you anywhere, including VISIONS four locations in the United States: Alaska, Mississippi, Montana...

7 Reasons Why – VISIONS Summer Programs

There are many reasons why parents and kids choose VISIONS community service and travel programs. Here are some of the most common reasons that we hear each season. From Teens: Looking to do something different than the mainstream, and take a break from the high...

Our Four-Legged Friends

Some of the Best Friends on VISIONS High School Summer Programs The Kaa Wa’Pomaakaa Society (four-legged friends amongst us) on the Montana Blackfeet Indian Reservation was founded in 2010 by one of VISIONS long-time partners, Darrell Kipp. The Society has...

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...
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...

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...

VISIONS Spotlight: Ariel Kim

A Teen Volunteer Looks Back at Two Very Different VISIONS Summers Serial VISION-ary Ariel Kim joined VISIONS for two summers in a row, first on the Montana Blackfeet Indian reservation in 2012, and then in Ghana (a program that’s currently on hold) in 2013. Although...

VISIONS Social Justice-Based Summer Programs

From Mississippi to Montana, Teen Volunteers Delve into Social Justice Issues Many teachers are weaving social justice education into the curriculum, and VISIONS Service Adventures offers summer programs that can be a great complement to these important classroom...

VISIONS Spotlight: Tamara Garcia

A Student from Mexico Experiences the Montana Indian Reservation Culture Tamara Garcia joined VISIONS Montana Blackfeet for the summer of 2013 from her hometown of Cancun, Mexico. This eye-opening experience taught her how to appreciate the small things in life, it...

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...