The Youth Travel Fund

The mission of the Youth Travel Fund (YTF) is to enable young people in the U.S. to travel and become global citizens. Every young person deserves the opportunity to access the knowledge, inspiration and wisdom gained through travel. 

If you are a high school student interested in experiencing the world and making a meaningful contribution to the world community, imagine working on a farm in the Italian country side and visiting the ruins of the Roman coliseum, mentoring young people on a Native American Reservation and having a front row seat to ancient Native American ceremonies, or helping to repair a school house in Cost Rica and zip-lining through the Costa Rican rain forest. These are the moments that can change the path of a young person's life by opening their eyes and minds to new ways of life and bringing out new sides of themselves. 

YTF is a nonprofit fund within the 501c3 Railroad Steet Youth Project http://rsyp.org/. It provides funding to students who wish to participate in national or international service-based trips, but cannot afford to do so. The trips must be associated with a school group or youth group. In addition to providing funding, the YTF also supports young people in planning the trip, fundraising, and carrying out the service projects. It enables all participants to experience and contribute to the world in meaningful ways. [Read more about the YTF.]




Show Your Support

You can support the Youth Travel Fund by:

1) Making a donation online. (Please write "Youth Travel Fund" in the Notes section)


2) Mailing a check to Railroad Street Youth Project: PO Box 698, Great Barrington, MA 01230                                                                      

  • NOTE: Please make checks out to "Railroad Street Youth Project" with "For Youth Travel Fund" on the memo line.

3) 'Liking' the Facebook page and getting your friends and family on FB to "like" the page.

4) Informing newspapers, radio, and TV stations in your area about the project and setting up interviews for Rosalynn, if you live along the route.*

5) Inviting Rosalynn to speak at your school or organization, if you live along the route.*

*Map or Route: http://goo.gl/maps/fN8Df; Contact Information for Rosalynn Frederick: 518.605.3905 or rosalynn.usarun@gmail.com