Farther Foundation is proud to have been recently featured on Off the Radar with an interview of Farther Foundation founder, David Weindling. Most of our supporters are avid travelers and we are pleased to have this opportunity to inform more travelers about our organization, its mission and programs.
Off the Radar is an online magazine and newsletter for adventure travelers providing reliable information about destinations and companies that offer guests a genuine, personal experience. It is also a lively and informative publication with striking photography.
This past week was highlighted not only by my Off the Radar interview, but my daughter also received good news about her SAT college exam scores and then departed for Paris to take part in a month-long language immersion program.
Our family is proud of my daughter’s success and grateful that we have been able to help her participate in an educational travel program. Both these factors will help her be accepted at the college of her choice when the application and admissions process starts next year. We don’t take for granted her successes or opportunities, but our family does live in a socio-cultural environment where it is reasonable to have these expectations.
At Farther Foundation, we support students who are as eager and able as my daughter, but do not enjoy the same socio-economic opportunities. The cost of educational travel programs is out of reach, and research has indicated that standardized test results may be affected by socio-economic status. Farther Foundation seeks to address both these factors by not only providing student scholarships for educational travel programs, but by partnering with schools and community organizations that are actively supporting students with tutoring, mentoring and college preparatory work.
With our support, deserving students will have every chance to succeed that my daughter has, and their ultimate success will be based upon their own initiative and ability.
Farther Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization providing scholarships to low-income students to inspire them to reach their highest aspirations through educational travel experiences. http://www.fartherfoundation.org.