DC Backyard Bound 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 7, 2015—For the second year, the SYTA Youth Foundation partnered with Destination DC's philanthropic arm, American Experience Foundation, to invest in local D.C. students through the DC Backyard Bound Program.

The 2nd Annual DC Backyard Bound program took 30 8th grade students from Charles Hart Middle School, located in the D.C. metro area, to the heart of Washington, D.C. This one-day experience gives deserving students the opportunity to experience some of Washington, D.C.'s iconic sites and attractions. The students' principal shared the following thank you note, which reinforces the work of SYF:

SYF Backyard TY 2015

We extend a special thank you to the following partners for making this program possible: Bob Rogers TravelAcademy Bus, Hard Rock Cafe, Newseum, and Spy Museum.

About SYTA Youth Foundation

The SYTA Youth Foundation (SYF), the philanthropic division of the Student & Youth Travel Association (SYTA), provides access to travel opportunities for young people that would otherwise be unavailable due to family economic hardship, budget cuts in school systems, or lack of access to or education about travel as a learning experience. SYF is focused on changing young lives through travel. SYF is celebrating its 15th year of connecting volunteers, in-kind donations, and financial resources from the student and youth travel industry and the public with deserving students and teachers.

About Student & Youth Travel Association

SYTA is the non-profit, professional trade association that promotes student and youth group travel. It seeks to foster integrity and professionalism among student and youth travel service providers. SYTA members play an important role in facilitating both domestic mobility and international incoming and outgoing mobility worldwide. As the voice of student and youth travel, SYTA represents the interests of leading U.S., Canadian and international travel agencies, tour operators, attractions, destinations, educators and suppliers. 

For additional information, contact: 

Carylann Assante, CAE, SYTA Executive Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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