Key Messages for SYTA Youth Foundation

  • Travel changes young lives for good! 

  • 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.
  • To journey outside one’s environment is an experience not every child has. The SYTA Youth Foundation provides the resources needed for children to experience the transformative effect of travel.
  • SYTA’s research shows that experiential travel – whether local, domestic or international – can produce impactful results to help young people increase self-confidence, independence and education about new and different cultures.
  • The impact of travel gives young people the opportunity to write their own story. Travel helps students develop a better understanding of themselves and the world around them.