CCIS Invests in Providing Life Changing Travel Opportunities for Youth with its Donation to the Student & Youth Travel Foundation
McLean, VA, October 18, 2016 — According to new research from the Student & Youth Travel Association (SYTA), financial resources are the number one barrier to student travel. The Student & Youth Travel Foundation (SYF) is excited to announce that it recently received a donation of $10,000 from a dedicated member of the travel industry, CCIS, that will further the Foundation’s mission to make student travel a reality for deserving students in need.
“It’s because of generous donors such as CCIS that SYF is able to impact student and youth with travel experiences that change their lives,” said SYF Executive Director, Carylann Assante. “Together we can create unique and successful programs that bring deserving students out into the world to explore and learn.”
“CCIS has a long history of providing first-class travel experiences to student groups throughout the United States. We are very proud of the fact that we are able to share our good fortune with those who may not otherwise have the opportunity to experience the far-reaching benefits of student travel,” said CCIS Founder & CEO, Bryan Stevenson, from the company’s Butler, PA office. “With SYTA’s membership and the Foundation’s expansive reach, we can all work together and make a positive impact on students from all backgrounds.”
Without the support of student travel companies, tour operators, convention and visitors’ bureaus, and destinations, programs such as Backyard Bound, Next Generation, Silver Lining, NYC Broadway, Road Scholarship and more would not happen. Whether it’s in-kind services, tickets, training, or volunteer manpower, SYF needs the support of its partners. As a non-profit organization, the Foundation depends almost entirely upon outside contributions to support our programs and services.
About SYTA Youth Foundation
The SYTA Youth Foundation (SYF) is the philanthropic division of the Student & Youth Travel Association (SYTA). Its mission is to impact students and youth through travel experiences that change their lives. The Foundation provides young people access to travel opportunities that would otherwise be unavailable due to family economic hardship, budget cuts in school systems, or lack of access to or education about travel as a learning experience. SYF is focused on changing young lives through travel.
About Student & Youth Travel Association
Student & Youth Travel Association (SYTA) is the non-profit, professional trade association that promotes student and youth group travel. It seeks to foster integrity and professionalism among student and youth travel service providers. SYTA members play an important role in facilitating both domestic mobility and international incoming and outgoing mobility worldwide. As the voice of student and youth travel, SYTA represents the interests of leading U.S., Canadian and international travel agencies, tour operators, attractions, destinations, educators, and suppliers. www.syta.org