Since 2012, VISION has had the pleasure of hosting high school students and university students from communities all over California on UC Berkeley’s campus for a 4-day, 3-night mentorship program, where we hope to foster an environment of growth, self-discovery, and long-lasting friendships. This year being Cal VSA’s 40th annual Culture Show, we have decided to align our theme with that of this year’s show. That being said, VISION 2019’s theme is Valiance.


Our weekend-long mentorship program will focus on creating collaborative and empathetic environments through discussion-based workshops that highlight both our strengths and weaknesses. We will explore how our unique backgrounds have influenced the decisions we make as individuals and as members of our communities. Finally, we will look forward by reflecting on these different moments in our lives while drawing the parallels that affirm our resilience and our ability to stay true to who we are. By participating in our program, we hope that our mentees, mentors, and volunteers, alike, develop the courage to chase their dreams fearlessly; to be their true, authentic selves; and finally, to act and lead their communities with valiance.


Why apply?

Although the program is very young, over the past seven years we have created a tight-knit VISION family network comprised of inspiring high school students, college students, and alumni. Many of our past mentees have gone on to start their own clubs in high school, become organizers and activists, and return as mentors, volunteers, or even UC Berkeley incoming freshmen. VISION isn't just a program, it's a family of talented, hardworking, and passionate individuals that's always looking to grow.

Apply to be a mentee, mentor, or volunteer for our program!

This year, VISION will take place from Thursday, April 4th, 2019 to Sunday, April 7th, 2019.

Getting involved

Deadline: Thursday, February 28th, 11:59 PM PST

Applicants from all backgrounds encouraged to apply. Please do not be discouraged if you are not ethnically, culturally, or even identity as Vietnamese because the application is inclusive. The application is also open to all grade levels in high school, regardless of GPA.

The application can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/vision2019mentee

Have a knack for working with high school students? Passionate about learning and facilitating discussion for any of the topics mentioned above? Apply to be a mentor! You do not have to be a UC Berkeley student in order to apply. Any college student or recent grad is eligible.

The application can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/vision2019mentor

Deadline: Thursday, February 28th, 11:59 PM PST

Unable to mentor but still would like to be involved? We'd love your help! We need volunteers to help with housing students and providing transportation to and from Berkeley, as well as general volunteers to assist with tasks throughout the weekend. Volunteers are welcome to participate in the activities and will be fed as well.

The application can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/vision2019volunteer

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us:
Hang Nguyen at hangnguyen@berkeley.edu 
Sharon Nguyen at shayron@berkeley.edu
Cal Vietnamese Student Association VISION Directors 2019
Email: outreach@calvsa.com