From March 23 to August 15 in 2013, I ran and walked 2,900+ miles across the United States. In that 146 days I raised over $4,000 for youth travel.
On March 23, 2013, YTF founder, Rosalynn Frederick, began a transcontinental adventure to spread the message about empowering youth through travel, empowering youth to make their dreams a reality and to raise funds for YTF. On August 15, the momentous journey came to a close at Calf Pasture Beach, CT.
During the past 3 years, the YTF, in collaboration with the Railroad Street Youth Project, provided funding for young people to travel to places including the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota (see photo), Eastern Europe, and Fiji. THANKS to all who supported the YTF and helped make these opportunities possible!
Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.Seneca
Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.Mark Twain
The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.St. Augustine
The mission of the Youth Travel Fund (YTF) is to empower young people by enabling them to travel and become global citizens. Every young person deserves the opportunity to access the knowledge, inspiration and wisdom that travel has to offer. The experiences gained through travel can change the path of a person's life by opening his/her eyes and mind to new ideas and perspetives, and spurring personal development.
YTF is a nonprofit fund within the 501c3 Railroad Steet Youth Project http://rsyp.org/. It provides funding to young people who wish to participate in national or international service-based trips, but cannot afford to do so. It enables participants to experience and contribute to the world in meaningful ways. [Read more about the YTF.]
Show Your Support
You can support the Youth Travel by:
1) Making a donation online at the Railroad Street Youth Project website: https://rsyp.org/donate/. Be sure to write "YOB/Youth Travel" in the Comments box.
2) Mailing a check to Railroad Street Youth Project: PO Box 698, Great Barrington, MA 01230
3) 'Liking' the Facebook page and getting your friends and family on FB to "like" the page.