CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA— When Charlottesville-based WorldStrides, found out about the situation with Discovery Tours in Ohio, the company reached out to two schools that planned to travel to Washington, D.C. this month. WorldStrides will pick up the Madeira Middle School and Van Cleve Elementary School trips at no additional cost to the school or students. WorldStrides will be bringing over more than 300 students, teachers, and chaperones to the nation’s capital.
“We understand how hard everyone worked to raise money for these trips. A trip to the nation’s capital is a rite of passage for many students,” said WorldStrides CEO Jim Hall. “We have been taking students to Washington, D.C. for 51 years, and know what a life-changing opportunity this can be for them. We are happy to be in a position to help them experience it.”
Since the news broke, WorldStrides has received many letters of gratitude from parents and teachers in Ohio who have been touched by the decision. “We are humbled by their kind words,” said Hall. “This reaffirms our commitment to educational travel and transforming students’ lives.”
WorldStrides, headquartered in Charlottesville, Va., is the largest educational student travel company in the United States. The company was founded in 1967 to provide middle school travel programs to Washington, D.C., and has grown to provide educational programs for more than 400,000 students annually from more than 5,000 K12 schools and universities to over 100 countries around the world. The organization’s full suite of programs are tuned to learners at stages from elementary through post-graduate levels, and feature specializations like performing arts, sports and travel study abroad. For more information on WorldStrides, visit www.worldstrides.com.<< Back to Press Releases