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Paying for A School Trip

by Rhoda Venture
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…Just Got A LOT Easier!

Going on a school trip is a rite of passage for many students.  It’s a chance to explore a bit of the world and create cherished memories with friends.  However, paying for a school trip can be a challenge.  Not every family has the resources to send a child on a trip.  Inevitably, some students miss out on the experience of travel.

Why the School Trip is Important for ALL Students

Travel is an important part of education.  Whether it’s a performance in some iconic venue or a trip to our nation’s capital, taking students beyond class walls gives them a broader perspective of the world around them.  In fact, a recent study shows that 56% of teachers believe travel has a positive impact on students’ education and career.

STUDY HIGHLIGHTS

This same study also looked at the social impact of student travel. It showed a 60% increased willingness to know, learn and explore as well as an increase in self-esteem, independence, and confidence.

Kids who travel have a strong sense of their place in the world, are more tolerant and respectful of others, are more collaborative, and adapt more readily to new situations.

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Why Student Travel is Important for Teachers and Directors

Teachers and directors build meaningful curriculum around travel, giving kids something to look forward to.  A trip brings learning full circle, connecting curriculum to reality. 

It’s one thing to learn about the Civil Rights Movement in a textbook.  It’s an entirely different experience to walk in the footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail in Memphis.  Missing such an experience is devastating for both teacher and student!

Music directors and their students spend countless months (or years!) preparing for the performance trip of a lifetime.  Every person contributes to the success of the overall production.  Imagine performing at a competition or bowl game without every member of the ensemble present!

 

Paying for A School Trip Just Got A LOT Easier

Kaleidoscope Adventures also knows that every student deserves the chance to participate in the school trip, regardless of finances.

That’s why KA introduced a new online feature to help pay for the school trip!

As part of the team’s commitment to travel beyond expectations, they’ve rolled out a new, online payment system that makes collecting individual payments hassle-free.

Included in the individual payment portal is a unique link for EACH student to request help funding his or her travel.

Here’s How It Works

When an individual creates a trip account in the KA payment system, s/he clicks a button to activate the contributions page.  An active link is now available to share with family and friends who may want to help pay for the trip.

The link includes trip information, graphics, and any other details possible donors would need.  The account owner can also edit certain details to make the page more personal.

Then, donors simply click the link and make a payment DIRECTLY to the student’s individual account!  It’s so easy!!

crowdfunding test page

Go Social!

Drop the link into any social platform to really spread the word or limit requests to close family and friends.  The individual decides who gets the link!

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Lack of resources shouldn’t keep students from traveling.  It’s such an important part of education and can truly change the trajectory of a child’s life.  This new and innovative approach to fundraising is another way Kaleidoscope Adventures makes planning and paying for a school trip easy for teachers, directors, and students!

 

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