Montana

Projects | Montana N. Cheyenne 2018

Projects | Montana N. Cheyenne 2018

Our Northern Cheyenne summer program focuses on aiding community members on the Native American reservation. See photos of projects completed by this year’s group of high school volunteers.

Helping Young People Soar

Helping Young People Soar

This summer, we were honored to be one of two organizations selected to host a Custom Program. Fourteen Summer Search students from Seattle (and three VISIONS leaders) spent 15 days in southeastern Montana with the Northern Cheyenne people.

Projects | Montana Blackfeet 2018 (Session 1)

Projects | Montana Blackfeet 2018 (Session 1)

Our Montana Blackfeet summer program focuses on aiding community members on the Native American reservation. See photos of projects completed by this year’s group of high school volunteers and leaders…

Middle School Service Projects on Montana Reservations

Middle School Service Projects on Montana Reservations

Middle School Summer VISIONS participants have completed some fantastic service projects over the years on the Northern Passage Middle School Program. See a few highlights below and read more about the program here. Elders + Middle School Volunteers = Happy Combo Our...
Montana Blackfeet Indian Reservation Projects

Montana Blackfeet Indian Reservation Projects

Montana Indian Reservation Summer Volunteer Experience VISIONS participants have completed some fantastic service projects over the years on the Montana Blackfeet Indian Reservation. See a few highlights below and read more about the program here.   Community Garden...
Lakota Food and Values at Standing Rock

Lakota Food and Values at Standing Rock

Despite the ongoing passionate efforts of the Native American community, conservationists and activists, it appears that the Dakota Access Pipeline is indeed filling with oil that will flow underneath the Mississippi River and traverse the distance to Illinois —...
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...
Teen Community Service Programs in the United States

Teen Community Service Programs in the United States

For almost 30 years, VISIONS has offered service programs that have had an impact on communities around the world. We are proud of the work that has been done in all of our locations, and each year we are inspired by the ties that our participants have created and...
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....
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...
Service Work with a Local Fire Department in Montana

Service Work with a Local Fire Department in Montana

During the summer of 2016, VISIONS Northern Passage students worked in partnership with the Northern Cheyenne Fire Department in Montana. The teens completed a 32’ x 40’ garage that will house the Green Buffalo Fire Truck, serving Muddy Creek District and residents...
Improving Services for Children in Our Montana Host Community

Improving Services for Children in Our Montana Host Community

Participants on VISIONS Northern Cheyenne 2016 program helped make several improvements at Little Eagle Headstart, which serves children and families in the tiny reservation town of Busby, Montana. Their work included sanding and painting exterior trim and the...