it started with an idea written on a napkin... to help deserving youth!
Formed in the year 2000, the SYTA Youth Foundation is the 501(c)(3) philanthropic organization of the Student & Youth Travel Association (SYTA). Together, we believe that student travel opens doors far beyond the walls of a classroom, and to that end, the Foundation connects youth with the resources required for travel experiences that will expand their knowledge of the world.
Through strategic partnerships and fundraising initiatives, the SYTA Youth Foundation has worked diligently to connect youth with the resources required for travel experiences that will inspire them to be confident, connected, and socially responsible citizens. To date, we have impacted more than 7,750 students and awarded over $1.5 million in scholarships and programs.