Trip of a Lifetime

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Trip of a Lifetime

  1. 1. Trip of a Lifetime www.projecttoal.org
  2. 2. What Is Trip Of A Lifetime? Trip of a Lifetime is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization started by High School students whose mission is to provide funding for underprivileged students to go on summer teen tours Since its inception in 2008, the organization has raised over 45,000 and has sent five students on trips
  3. 3. The Teen Tour Selected students go on three or four week trips through American Trails West and its sister company, Rein Teen Tours Some of the sites students see include the Grand Canyon, Red Rock Mountains and Golden Gate Bridge
  4. 4. Fundraising The charity has raised over $45000 from over 500 unique donors Our spring auction series raised over $1800 We have had fundraisers at CPK and Uno's
  5. 5. The Selection Process We work with high schools and community organizations in Westchester and NYC to identify candidates Students must be in 9th or 10th grade, qualify for financial need and use the experience to make a difference in their community
  6. 6. Maria's Story
  7. 7. Helping Her Community " I’ve always wanted to help out in my community but was never motivated enough. This trip was the motivation I needed. I am now going to look into assisting in a hospital or soup kitchen. Volunteering is an easy way to help out in the community that can make a big difference. This trip gave me the confidence to really be a big impact my community in the coming years and the rest of my life. "
  8. 8. Highlights of Her Trip "My favorite place we traveled to throughout the entire trip was Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe is honestly the most stunning body of water I have ever seen in my life. I fell in love with its 3 different colors of water as a boat took us out into the deeper part of the lake to do tubing. The shore has bits of gold-like glitter in the crystal clear water, making it shine. If you move farther out into the lake, the water turns turquoise like the Caribbean water. The deepest part of the lake is a dark blue, like that of the Greek islands"
  9. 9. Leslie's Story
  10. 10. Highlights of Her Trip "Camping was a good experience because we got to bond and help each other. We helped each other when we had to make the tents. We bonded when we had a campfire and made s’mores"
  11. 11. Helping Her Community "This trip has taught me to have confidence and have a higher self- esteem because it matters what you think about yourself"
  12. 12. Watch Our Latest Video Fall 2010 Video
  13. 13. Social Media Facebook: facebook.com/projecttoal Twitter: twitter.com/projecttoal YouTube: bit.ly/toalvideos
  14. 14. Visit projecttoal.org for more information
  15. 15. All photos are copyrighted by Trip of a Lifetime 2010

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