This summer, Junior Noah Negri will travel to the Blackfeet Nation in Montana, with VISIONS Service Adventures, an international community service program for teens. Noah will join other high school students from around the world on the Blackfeet Reservation, where they will live in the community, get to know the local customs and traditions, and tackle ambitious service projects that demonstrate the power of teens working for change.
“Students arrive with the intent of contributing to under-served communities, and end up a part of that community,” says Katherine Dayton, Executive Director of VISIONS. “They build relationships with other participants, mentors and community members, and step out of their comfort zones and into experiences that create lifelong impact.”
Together with a local nonprofit, students will renovate buildings and fences on the conservation ranch where they live. Other projects include building wheelchair ramps and weatherization improvements for community elders. In addition, students will partner with the Nature Conservancy and Montana Conservation Corps for a few days to remove invasive plant species. This is the 28th year VISIONS will spend in Montana.
We wish Noah the best of luck in his summer activism.