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Student Stories

Travel enriches a child’s education in ways that no classroom lesson can deliver. But not every child can afford to travel...even when their school or youth group gives them the chance. It is the mission of the SYTA Youth Foundation to provide financial resources and programming through travel experiences to enrich the lives of students and youth–one mile, one story at a time.

  • Raelynn

    Scholarship Recipient Profile: Ramona “Raelynn” Stockton Since participating in the SYF SeaWorld program in April 2017, Raelynn Stockton has the Read More
  • Daniel

    Since participating in the SYTA Youth Foundation Next Generation Program in April 2016, Daniel Khalaf has made several changes in Read More
  • Christian

    Christian Zada - Road Scholarship December 2016 Recipient Thank You Letter To Whom It May Concern, For the past couple of Read More
  • Rayna

    Taking it all in. Taking it all home. Rayna journeyed with a group from the Boys & Girls Club of Read More
  • Adrian

    Gratitude for Life. Adrian’s life was turned upside down at the age of seven. His mother was incarcerated and he Read More
  • Katherine

    No longer waiting on the world to change. Hundreds of students formed two lines along the dusty pathway to the Read More
  • Ryan

    A leader is born. Team bonding, the value of hands on experience, and leadership inspiration—that’s what Ryan gained during his Read More
  • Sabina

    Discovering her own power and determination. In her travels to Tehran, Iran, Sabina found life within the country and herself. Read More
  • Jackson

    Traveling the world and finding humanity. “Traveling not only forces us to consider practical solutions from many perspectives, but also Read More
  • Ruth

    Given the chance to perform and achieve her potential. Ruth is the fifth of seven children in a musical family. Read More
  • Laura

    A dream comes true. Laura's dream came true on her trip to Washington, D.C. Thanks to SYF, Laura learned many Read More
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