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Hello from the Montana Northern Cheyenne!

The kids on the Montana Northern Cheyenne program have been carrying the torch after our 25 seasons working on the reservation. Carpenter Chris Brizzolara has led the construction charge with participants on a new fire station garage, and we’re joined by Otto...

VISIONS Mississippi Spends a Day in Louisiana

In New Orleans, to be precise. With tomorrow being the final work day, our projects are wrapping up, and our friends in Moss Point and Turkey Creek will be dearly missed. In addition to New Orleans, here are a couple pictures from a popular nighttime outing to...

Alaska Progress Report: Working Hard & Playing Hard

In true Alaska form, the VISIONS Alaska teen volunteers have taken in the strong combination of carpentry worksites, cultural activities with our friends in Tetlin Village, and outdoor recreation. This past weekend the group did the two-night overnight backpacking...

VISIONS Ecuador Photos & Update

The Ecuador kids are off and running! They’re now in Patate, where they’re in full swing with projects in our Andean homebase town. One of the first program stops was their excursion to the Galápagos, where they got to know some of the “locals,” as seen in this group...

Improve Your French or Spanish Language Skills this Summer

Roll up your sleeves and join us for a French immersion program in Guadeloupe or on one of our Spanish immersion programs! French Immersion: In Guadeloupe, you will improve your French skills while also working on a blend of construction projects, environmental...

VISIONS x 4: Jacob Rosen

Jacob Rosen is a four-time VISIONS teen volunteer, and he is currently pursuing a degree from Ithaca College in New York. Jacob is an alumnus of Alaska ‘12, Peru ‘13, Nicaragua ‘14, and Cambodia ‘15. Throughout my high school career, I spent my summers exploring...

Photo Journal of Our Dominican Republic Trip

For this year’s scouting trip to plan our summer community service program in the Dominican Republic, VISIONS Director, Katherine Dayton, was joined by members of her family. They got to visit some of the impressive projects that VISIONS high school students and...

Service: More than a Checkbox on a Resume

The debate over whether teens should use their summer community service travel programs as material for college essays has been ongoing ever since “voluntourism” became a mainstream activity.  A VISIONS teen alum was recently featured in Newton North (MA)...

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...

Summer Camp Winners Include VISIONS

We are proud to announce that VISIONS is among a select group of organizations awarded the “2016 Seal of Approval” by Homeschooling Parent Magazine. Only 20 winners were chosen, and just three in the category of “Summer Camp.” VISIONS has been...