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Since the inception of SYF in 2000, over $1,200,000 has been awarded to students and youth for education and performance-related travel. SYF has directly impacted over 6,000+ student travelers in need. 

Over the years, SYF has evolved into an invaluable and popular resource for thousands of youth in need. We hope to help each of them realize special opportunities for growth and development. 

Explore our Funding Opportunities:

  • Class of 2020

    Was your students' senior class trip canceled as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic? If so, the SYTA Youth Foundation Read More
  • Next Generation

    SYF, in partnership with SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, provides underprivileged youth the chance to participate in interactive and innovative learning Read More
  • Ripley Hunter

    Do you have a story to tell about your favorite trip, and what you learned from it? Maybe you learned Read More
  • Silver Lining

    The Silver Lining Program's mission is to recognize deserving students who have demonstrated through their action, intention, or circumstance the Read More
  • Road Scholarship

    The SYTA Youth Foundation (SYF) established the Road Scholarship program in 2002 to award funds to youth who are unable Read More
  • Your Big Year (Virtual) Travel Impact Challenge

    Join a group of diverse students from around the globe in Your Big Year's Virtual Travel Challenge. Students selected for Read More
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