Since VISIONS started 30 years ago, the research has been steadily catching up with our no-tech policy. In 2018, several important studies helped crystallize some of the disheartening impacts of social media and screen time on young people.
Lauren is a former VISIONS participant who now studies the effects of climate change and tells the important lessons that her research has to teach. Click to see our full interview with Lauren Oakes.
“I will often choose to set my camera down for special moments, but I love capturing real, raw images of people living their life.” VISIONS Peru participant Aspen Nord talks photography and hopes for the future.
Participant Lyla Choi speaks about her photography and the impact of her time in Peru with VISIONS. Lyla tied for 4th place in our 2018 Photo Contest!
See winning photos from this year’s VISIONS Photo Contest! Students and leaders submitted photos from programs around the world and the VISIONS community voted for their favorite shots.
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.
It was no small feat to return to the British Virgin Islands in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Read about how, thanks to local friends, we were able to return.
This year we returned to Virgin Gorda to help our friends rebuild after hurricanes Irma and Maria. See photos of projects completed on our second session in the BVI by high school volunteers and leaders…
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.
See photos and summaries of projects taken on in the Dominican Republic this year. High school volunteers and leaders constructed additions for a primary school and taught english to young students.
This summer in Battambang our high school volunteers helped the local community construct a perimeter wall at a primary school and held English classes for the school students. See photos and summaries here…
This year we returned to Virgin Gorda to help our friends rebuild after hurricanes Irma and Maria. See photos and details of the projects completed by this year’s team of high school volunteers and talented leaders…