When I first had the idea to create SiteSee, I knew I wanted the business to partner with a nonprofit organization that focused on travel.
I’ve always believed that travel is one of life’s most important teachers. It teaches you about others. It teaches you about yourself. It teaches you how to be more empathetic and understanding of the world around us.
So I set out to find a nonprofit that believed in this idea too.
And that’s when I stumbled across the Foundation for Learning and Youth Travel Education, or FLYTE.
What does FLYTE do?
FLYTE empowers youth living in underserved communities through transformative travel experiences. FLYTE partners with high schools across the country to send students abroad so they can understand the enormity of the world and discover their power to change it for the better.
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 provide them with the life changing impacts of travel. FLYTE was created to change that.
Since 2015, FLYTE has partnered with 5 schools to send 70 students on journeys to Guatemala, Ecuador, Cuba, Colombia and Mexico. The outcomes of these trips always exceed their expectations. The FLYTE team collaborates with teachers to create impactful experiences that foster empathy and real world connection outside the classroom so the students can bring those lessons back to positively impact their community.
Why we partner with FLYTE
At SiteSee, we believe travel can heal the world, and we have a duty to support organizations who are working every day to make this a reality.
$5 of every item purchased on SiteSee is donated directly to FLYTE.
No matter where you’re from or who you are, you should have an equal opportunity to experience a new country, new culture and new way of living.
Read student stories
We love seeing how travel has impacted these students. Check out these reflections after their trip:
Here’s to ensuring everyone gets the chance to travel and experience something new -- because everyone deserves it.
Kelsey, SiteSee Founder