VISIONS offers teenagers opportunities for ambitious service work and cross-cultural immersion in the United States and abroad. We work with and for intercultural communities that lack financial and other development resources. Through service, authentic experience, and active exploration, we encourage new perspectives and dynamic learning.
The North Gulfport area where the VISIONS program lives and works is deeply rooted in the African American community and was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. In addition to continuing the work of repairing and rebuilding low income housing, students will work with the Audubon center on wetlands restoration and other environmental projects that will decrease the impact of a future storm surge. It's a vivid example of how environmental stewardship goes hand in hand with the health of a community.
After-work activities include a trip to New Orleans, BBQs, exploring the bayou, beach time and hanging out with local friends.