VISIONS Blog

February 22, 2017

Remembering Jack Fields

We were deeply saddened to learn that a shining star of VISIONS veteran leaders passed away last week. John “Jack” Fields was a leader on our Alaska program the summer of 2013. Jack was a natural educator, a superb carpenter, and beloved by his students, fellow leaders, community members, and everyone at VISIONS who had the opportunity to know him.

February 07, 2017

Are you the Right Fit for VISIONS?

It’s a good and fair question, and we do our best to answer it with you. Everyone benefits if your summer program is the right fit for you. If you’re in the right place, happy and fulfilled, that energy will seep into everything you do and everyone you’re with: other kids on the program, your leaders, and community members.

October 31, 2016

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 between the towns of Lame Deer and Busby.

October 27, 2016

A place to attend school in Peru

Talk about service with a view! In the village of Huaynaccolca, VISIONS Peru worked with community members to complete phase one of an 8000 sq. ft. schoolhouse that will serve rural children.

October 27, 2016

Clean water projects with VISIONS Nicaragua 2016

This summer was all about water for VISIONS Nicaragua 2016. And that meant moving a lot of dirt. Our local partners made great use of the energy and extra hands made available by the VISIONS crew to complete service projects that improved the quality of water in our host community and the surrounding valley.

August 15, 2016

A 25-Year Tradition: Projects and Community in the Dominican Republic

Teen volunteers in the Dominican Republic have been carrying the torch this month on a 25-year tradition of VISIONS work in this wonderfully vibrant Caribbean nation. Along with our partner organization, the Lions Club, kids broke ground on a new school in the community of San Luis. The large school we previously constructed in San Luis is now filled to capacity, and hundreds of kids in the immediate area can't attend classes until this new building is completed. (Read a related article, here.)

We're proud of everything the group is accomplishing, and look forward to hearing their stories and recollections of the program soon! The program wraps up tomorrow, and next summer's high school students will pick up where this group leaves off.

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