Trip of a LIfetime


Published on

Trip of a Lifetime is a non-profit organization that provides funding for underprivileged teenagers to go on teen tours to go to the West Coast. For more information, check out our website:

Published in: Entertainment & Humor
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Trip of a LIfetime

  1. 1. Trip of a Lifetime Expanding the World Beyond your Horizons
  2. 2. What Is The Importance of Traveling? <ul><li>Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Growth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New perspective of world </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Golden Gate Bridge </li></ul>
  3. 3. My Own Experience <ul><ul><li>Nervous at first, didn’t know what to expect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trip allowed me to grow as a person and develop new skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As I came home, I reflected on what this trip would mean to others who cannot afford it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Formed new organization, Project Trip of a Lifetime </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Travel is an avenue to personal growth </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Who Are We? <ul><li>Created in 2007 by Stan Rosenberg </li></ul><ul><li>Currently 8 seniors contribute time </li></ul><ul><li>Provides scholarships for high-school students to go on teen tours </li></ul><ul><li>Raised over forty five thousand dollars </li></ul><ul><li>Sent two students on summer teen tours in summer of 2009 and plan to send 4-6 students </li></ul><ul><li>Recognized as an official 501(c)(3) charity by the IRS and the state of New York </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Teen Tour <ul><li>Three Week Trip to The West Coast </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students learn more about themselves while visiting awe inspiring sites such as the Golden Gate Bridge and the Grand Canyon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Travel with forty of their peers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other places visited include Los Angles, San Diego, Phoenix, and Lake Tahoe </li></ul></ul>San Diego Beach
  6. 6. The Application Process <ul><li>Every student must meet certain qualifications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have an acceptable GPA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be unable to afford the trip </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Using the free lunch program as a parameter </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be free of any criminal record </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Obtain letter of recommendation from Guidance Counselor </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. The Application Process <ul><li>Applicants submit an essay </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Explain why a teen tour is important to them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What they are hoping to gain from the trip </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Review by us and teacher advisors </li></ul><ul><li>Best essay applicants will be invited for an interview </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarships determined from interview </li></ul><ul><li>Get feedback from the selected applicants </li></ul>
  8. 8. Students Selected <ul><li>In 2009, we selected two students to go on teen tours to the West Coast </li></ul><ul><li>Both students had amazing experiences and gained new perspectives of the world </li></ul><ul><li>Each student wrote an essay about their experience which we posted on our website ( </li></ul>
  9. 9. Quote From One Student <ul><li>“ It’s called ‘Trip of a Lifetime.’ And its aptly named. I found a second life, and a second family, on that trip. I know that I may not see them for some time, maybe as soon as a few days from now or maybe never again, but I also know that each one of them has found a special place in my mind. Those three weeks were arguably the best three of my life, and certainly the best three in a long time. And all credit goes to Trip of a Lifetime, a unique and truly fantastic organization. “ </li></ul>
  10. 10. Fundraising <ul><li>Raised over $45,000 from over 200 donors </li></ul><ul><li>Some fundraising websites we have used include </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ebay Giving Works </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good Shop </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Also raise money through bake sales, t-shirts, and special events </li></ul>
  11. 11. Publicity <ul><li>Raise awareness through publicity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local newspapers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Scarsdale Inquirer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Journal News </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Holding events at various places </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Masters School </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scarsdale High School </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Town Village </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scarsdale Synagogue </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Speaking at local colleges </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>We Update Publicity/News Regularly on our Website </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Social Media <ul><li>Facebook: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 200 fans </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Twitter: </li></ul><ul><li>Wordpress Blog: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-Profit Toolbox </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SlideShare: powerpoint sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Scribd: document sharing </li></ul>
  13. 13. Significance (Why TOAL?) <ul><li>Provides an opportunity to see/learn new things </li></ul><ul><li>Many applicants have not visited teen tour destinations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Western U.S. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Students can gain important skills and make an impact in their community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community building </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Independence </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hollywood </li></ul>
  14. 14. What You Can Do <ul><li>Donate to our cause </li></ul><ul><li>Join our facebook/twitter groups </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage your family/friends to use GoodSearch and GoodShop </li></ul><ul><li>Check website for regular updates and ways to volunteer </li></ul>Las Vegas
  15. 15. For More Information <ul><li>Grand Canyon </li></ul><ul><li>Address : </li></ul><ul><li>P.O. Box 185 H </li></ul><ul><li>Scarsdale, NY 10583 </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: </li></ul><ul><li>Email : </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Website : </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>