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  • Student Stories
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Student Stories

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” — St. Augustine

Students are why we do what we do. Each deserves a chance to experience the world. To gain confidence by doing something daring. To see life in a new light. What travel can do for students is nearly immeasurable, and for most, it's also unimaginable. But dreams do come true. Here are some of the stories that show how travel changes young lives for good.

  • Ruth

    Because of SYF, Ruth was able to perform at the World Harp Congress in Vancouver, where she represented the United States. During her featured concert, she received invaluable instructive comments from professional harpists from all over the world. Read Ruth's story. Read More
  • Laura

    Laura's dream came true on her trip to Washington, D.C. Thanks to SYF, Laura learned many things and had a great time. Read Laura's story. Read More
  • Jackson

    In his winning essay for the Ripley Hunter scholarship, Jackson didn't write about his favorite trip, but about one small event that changed the way he saw the world. Read Jackson's story. Read More
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Donate

The goal of the SYTA Youth Foundation is to help facilitate travel enriched learning experiences that enhance the social, cultural, and educational growth of our future generations–and we need your help!

Scholarships

For many students, the excitement and learning that comes from taking a class trip is only a dream. The SYTA Youth Foundation's goal is to make those dreams come true by providing grants and scholarships to student and youth travelers in need.

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What are teachers saying?

  • Thank you again for your generous support of my students. The educational tour we took was my very first, and now I cannot wait to take another. I know I will be searching for financial support in the future, and want to ensure I have the opportunity to come to your organization. You are one of the very few that actually helped, and I cannot express how grateful the students are, as am I.

    Kristen Goree, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School

  • I extend the sincerest of thanks to you for allowing us to see the fires kindled in the eyes of our students.

    Lisa Faulkner-Jones, Charles Hart Middle School

  • I see what SYF has done for my students and it overwhelms me and I thank you.

    Roger Duran, Jefferson High School

  • Thank you for awarding a gift to Travis and therefore our entire band.

    D. VandeGiessen, Band Director

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The Impact of the SYTA Youth Foundation



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