VISIONS Blog

March 30, 2016

Just kidding! There's no reality show in the works, but we do still have spaces for our community-based teen service programs!

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October 8, 2015

A Look at Dominica, a Community VISIONS Worked with for More Than a Decade, and Their Road to Recovery

This past August, Tropical Storm Erika hit a number of Caribbean islands, ranging from Haiti to Saint Lucia. In its wake were flooded villages, mudslides, and roads and homes that simply washed away. The storm ravaged the island of Dominica in particular, dropping 12 inches of rain in less than 10...

April 10, 2015

A Teen Volunteer Looks Back at Two Very Different VISIONS Summers

Serial VISION-aryAriel Kim joined VISIONS for two summers in a row, first on the Montana Blackfeet Indian reservation in 2012, and then in Ghana (a program that’s currently on hold) in 2013. Although both teen programs shared the same...

January 30, 2015

One Teen Volunteer, Four Amazing Summers

Andrew Goodrum has participated in four very different VISIONS community programs over his high school years. By experiencing different locations each summer, this teen has been fully immersed in radically diverse cross-cultural experiences and traditions and has become familiar with each community’s most dire...

March 27, 2012

My Visions Ghana experience has changed the way I look at life. ~Amanda McAneny, Chesapeake, MD (2011)

2012 marks VISIONS second season offering youth summer programs in Ghana’s Volta Region. We are home-based in Agbenexoe, a village of about 1000 people. The village is at the base of Mount Afadjato and right on Lake Volta, the world's largest artificial lake, covering more than 3,200 square miles of the country.

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...

May 6, 2011

To watch green and purple melt together as the sun re-emerges after a late afternoon thunderstorm and sets on majestic month-old rice paddies

To be in mind-boggling bustling city streets browsing endless marketplaces and then in serenely calm countrysides--everywhere encountering subtle courtesies and genuine smiles of warmly welcoming Vietnamese

To actually experience the flavors sour and spicy for the first time in your life, much to your gastronomic delight

To enter an aromatic, smoke-filled altar room filled with gold and burgundy...

March 24, 2011

VISIONS takes on a diverse range of construction service projects in a single season in all of our high school volunteer programs taken together. Programs also offer varied volunteer opportunities—environmental work, internships with farmers, craftsman and artisans, the creative challenge of designing and executing massive murals for schools or other community buildings, and more. VISIONS participants volunteer with children when possible....

March 24, 2011

VISIONS regularly facilitates customized high school travel programs in many of our program sites

In 2010, high school volunteers from the Ross School in Long Island, NY, spent two weeks living in the Caribbean West Indies in...

March 4, 2011

Service

VISIONS recently facilitated separate custom high school volunteer programs to the Dominican Republic and Dominica, respectively.  Later on this spring we’ll be in Nicaragua and Mississippi with two other school and youth groups.

High school volunteers from the Ross School in Long Island, NY, spent two weeks this month living in the Caribbean West Indies in Dominica’s Carib Territory on the northeast coast. Collaborating with the Carib Council and...

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