The Road Less Traveled is committed to reserving at least 10% of our enrollment for students traveling via scholarship. With the help of local partners (Geography of Hope, Farther Foundation, and OPRF Crystal Charitable Fund), we have been able to provide life-changing travel experience for students for over 25 years. For many of these students, it is the first time they have left their hometown, let alone traveled to another state or even another county -- it is an incredible opportunity for them to step outside their comfort zone and grow. Our goal is to encourage young people to get outside, seek adventure, experience challenge, make new friends, build community, and understand the world and its people in a new way.
Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation Crystal Charitable Grant: http://www.oprfcf.org/for-students/enrichment-grants (up to a $4000 grant)
Go Farther Foundation: https://www.fartherscholar.org/applicants/ (up to a $5000 grant)
It is our mission to inspire and educate teens to be future leaders. We believe that that ALL students, regardless of their financial situation, should have the opportunity to participate in life-changing educational travel experiences at a developmentally important time in their lives. We believe the programs that our scholarship students participate in give them the opportunity to imagine a more expansive future, to discover that they have the power to broaden their horizons, to create a new story, to grow as individuals and leaders, and to improve their lives and their communities.