VISIONS Blog

April 27, 2016

Spanish Immersion Summer Programs for High SchoolersRoll up your sleeves and join us for a French immersion program in Guadeloupe or on one of our Spanish immersion programs!

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March 28, 2016

Community Service with Children

NOTHING YOU DO FOR A CHILD IS EVER WASTED...

June 2, 2015

Are you looking for a unique way to improve your French or Spanish language skills this summer?

Roll up your sleeves and join us this summer for a French immersion program in Guadeloupe or on one of our Spanish immersion programs

French...

February 26, 2015

A Look at the Temporary Homes of VISIONS Teen Volunteers

We get asked this question a lot: What are the living conditions like on a VISIONS program?

The answer, simply put, is that it varies from program to program, but there are some common threads among all of the places we live. Careful consideration is put into every aspect of our...

March 14, 2012

Below are two articles from the Harrisburg Academy Newsletter featuring VISIONS youth volunteers, Rose Levenson and Amna Elnour. 

Rose Levenson ’12, Guadeloupe in the Lesser Antilles

Rose Levenson knew she wanted to do something completely untraditional for her IB Summer Scholar adventure — something authentic, combining...

April 29, 2011
What is going to change the world today is the same thing that has changed it in the past: an idea, and the service of dedicated individuals committed to that idea.

 

––Sargent Shriver, Peace Corps founder

Last month past VISIONS program director (Dr.) Joby Taylor was invited to an inaugural roundtable meeting at the White House for President Obama's "Winning the Future: Champions of Change" initiative....

January 10, 2011

What distinguishes VISIONS among teen community service programs is the longevity of service and high caliber of our summer leaders. We are greatful yearly for the dozens of qualified applicants; the sheer volume makes the hiring process challenging, if not painstakingly time consuming. We speak to three work references for every applicant considered, asking over a dozen skills-focused questions. We ask even more questions of our applicants in their interviews...

July 11, 2008

We liked this email from our archives from a Participant to her Guadeloupe leaders because she shares an unusually helpful bonus she got from her teen summer travel to VISIONS Guadeloupe.

Dear Annie and Ryan,

I have been meaning to email both of you over the past week and I’m sorry that I didn’t get around to it sooner. I just wanted to say a quick hello and let you know how much you both influenced me this...

December 1, 2007

Note: The following letter was sent to us by one of our VISIONS Guadeloupe Staffers after returning from leading a program.

Hi!

How is everyone at the VISIONS office? Relieved that the summer volunteer programs for high school students are over? Already gearing up for next year's teen travel programs? As for me, I moved to Berkeley last week, where I will be working as a Community HealthCorps Health Educator at a local non-profit clinic. As a part of my job training, I attended a youth development session...

February 1, 2005

You notice her immediately. Deep golden brown complexion. Close-cropped blonde hair. Flowing, colorful clothes, always the latest pret-a-porter French fashions from sunglasses to shoes¬.  Standing barely 4’10” Pierrette Cairo is a giant of a human being, a force of nature, the rare individual who combines charisma with a heart for helping other people and the political savvy to get things done.  Joby Taylor, former Guadeloupe program director and Pierrette’...

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