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About Us

Formed in the year 2000, the SYTA Youth Foundation is the 501(c)(3) philanthropic sister organization of the Student & Youth Travel Association (SYTA). SYTA Youth Foundation’s mission is to provide travel experiences for youth and students who would otherwise not have the resources to participate in those enriching and life-changing opportunities.

We believe that TRAVEL CHANGES YOUNG LIVES FOR GOOD, and to that end, SYF strives to provide access to travel opportunities for the maximum number of young people that would otherwise be unavailable due to family economic hardship, budget cuts in school systems or simply lack of access to or education about travel as a learning experience.

What We Do

The SYTA Youth Foundation provides access to travel opportunities for students and youth that would otherwise be unavailable due to family hardship, budget cuts in school systems or simply lack of the access to, or education about, travel as a learning experience.

Through strategic partnerships and initiatives, SYF does the following:

Provides scholarships and financial aid for students and youth in need.
Enriches the link between travel experiences and character development.
Identifies opportunities that support the evolving needs of today's youth.
• Designs and implements assistance projects to enhance social, cultural and educational experiences.
Targets financial and alternative support resources to further fund SYF objectives.
Acts as a vehicle for the many volunteer resources and funding capabilities available from SYTA members, the student and youth travel industry, the educational community and the public.

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