YAY! We’re so glad that you’re here! Thank you for joining #Flights4FLYTE. Below are answers to some questions you might have. If we missed something, feel free to message us here.
What is FLYTE?
The Foundation for Learning and Youth Travel Education (FLYTE) is a nonprofit organization that empowers youth living in underserved communities through transformative travel experiences. Today’s education system provides very little in the way of global education, and many struggling schools and teachers have little or no opportunity to offer their students access to resources that can provide any type of experiential international education. FLYTE was created to change that.
What is #Flights4FLYTE?
#Flights4FLYTE is our first ever virtual outreach event. To celebrate 4 years of FLYTE’s founding, we’re launching this campaign with the goals of expanding our reach, raising funds to send more students abroad, and celebrating our supporters around the globe!
When does #Flights4FLYTE take place?
We’re running this campaign from Tuesday, May 14th to Monday, June 10th.
How do I participate in #Flights4FLYTE?
Here’s what you can do to take FLYTE to new heights:
- Record yourself running up a flight of stairs anywhere in the world
- Donate to FLYTE
- Post the video on social media with the hashtag #Flights4FLYTE
- Tag FLYTE (IG: @take_flyte_org, FB: @takeflyteorg) and 4 friends to do the same!
What’s the ideal place for me to take FLYTE?
Anywhere! It can be the stairs in your apartment complex, at a local park, or if you’re traveling – pick one of the most scenic spots you can find!
Some suggestions: the Spanish Steps in Rome, Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, or the Escadaria Selarón in Rio. We want this to be an opportunity to celebrate places that that take you to new heights, whether at home or abroad!
What if I’m injured or have a disability? How can I participate?
Our goal is to showcase the diverse locations and experiences of our supporters. If you’re unable to film yourself running up a flight of stairs, we’d love it if you’d post a picture of you in a place you’ve visited recently that made you feel like you’re on top of the world!
How much should I donate?
It’s completely up to you! Since we were founded 4 years ago, over 1,500 individual donors have funded 5 school trips. Every donation will make a huge impact! Since it is our found-aversary, we’d love it if you’d donate any amount ending in a 4. Here are some examples of how your donation will make a difference:
- $4 – the entrance fee at a local museum
- $14 – one night of accommodations
- $24 – one day of meals
- $54 – a tour run by a local social enterprise
- $74 – immunizations and pre-trip medical exam
- $114 – about the amount needed for a student’s first passport
- $254 – all ground transport for 2 students
- $1504 – funds one student’s trip of a lifetime
Do I have to be tagged before I participate?
Not at all! Our goal is for #Flights4FLYTE to reach as many people as possible.
How do I donate?
Click here to use our secure fundraising site to donate.
Why should I donate to FLYTE?
We currently live during this challenging time where the internet has made us increasing connected to one another, but there still exists a lot of division and discord.
At FLYTE, we believe that travel is a force for good – it fosters tolerance and compassion. It teaches that the world isn’t a scary place and that people that appear different than us are more like us than we realize. By bridging the gap between fear and understanding, we are empowering our next generation of changemakers by connecting them to the world, and you can be part of this movement.
Join us today!