Zion Travel Foundation is a nonprofit corporation organized and operated exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Specifically, this organization has been formed to instruct and train youth for the purpose of improving or developing their capabilities and to provide relief to the poor, distressed, or underprivileged. Our programs consist of travel seminars to local schools, churches, and community organizations to stimulate, enrich travel knowledge and enhance the learning experience of the public. Our organization has designed and developed four programs in furtherance of our purposes.
"The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are" Samuel Johnson
ZION PROGRAM 1
Around-the World Awareness for students in grade 6-12: is a world wide destination program that focuses on historical, artistic and splendors of our wonderful world. Youth showcase their creative writing along with completing our destination training and essay project, in order to win a trip of a lifetime. This annual event program is designed for students to foster personal growth and promote social and cultural awareness for the participants and the communities involved. There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.
Program Information and Contest Rules will be posted on our website. Click more information to receive details when they become available.
ZION PROGRAM 2
WeFcare a program designed to enrich and transform the lives of Foster Care Students. . Our goal is to provide educational travel to students in grade 9-12. ZTF will work directly with Foster Family Services, Community Programs, Airlines, and Travel Academy's certification two semester program that will help youths, broaden their horizon through theoretical travel tours, overcome employment obstacles that work directly with Foster Care Students in order to advance their quality of life.
ZION PROGRAM 3
Historical Museums -Visits, will allow underprivileged students in grade 5-10 to visit historical national and international museums to view the astonishing breadth of its collections and the depth of its research in science, history, and the arts. They will be able to engage in discussions with field experts as they make their way to worldwide destinations. Experiences like exploring the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C.,
Over its 165-year history, the Institution has amassed more than 142 million objects ranging from the tiniest insects to magnificent spacecraft. More than 20 million people visit the famous Smithsonian museums each year to see a dazzling range of artifacts that highlight the natural world and the achievements of humankind. Your participation in Smithsonian Journeys Travel Adventures makes you a part of the mission of Smithsonian's 19 museums and nine research centers - to help preserve national treasures and shape the future through science, research and exhibitions. Paris France Louvre Museum, or the British Museum are woven into inclusive programs, crafted for individuals seeking the thrill of discovery and learning. Custom-crafted tours are created for adventurous travelers who seek the thrill of discovery and learning, combined with flexibility and great value. Achieve the Perfect Balance of Learning and Fun.
ZION PROGRAM 4
Cultural Exchange, a mission of giving back…this program is designed for youth ages 16-19 years to promote mutual understanding, improve student's language and communication skills when visiting other countries, making positive contributions to help communities which will have lasting effects. Students will build life-long friendships both at home and abroad. Participants gain newfound appreciation for other cultures and what they have at home by experiencing and sharing in the life of communities and families around the world. This program will prepare students for the future - A unique blend of community service, language learning, and adventure travel is a profound way to see and experience the world. Our programs help students build the international experience necessary to succeed in college and other future endeavors.