Student Spotlight: Ethan Wilkinson

You might say Ethan Wilkinson, a high school student from Michigan, approached fundraising for his upcoming trip to Costa Rica like a real professional – he created his own small business! He started a lawn care company from scratch. “My Mom helped me make postcards about my lawn mowing service... Read More

Charlottesville High School orchestra performing

Best Ideas from Our Fundraising Hall of Fame Experts

Fundraising is a fantastic way to offset program costs and allow more students the opportunity to travel. We are always looking for new and creative ways to raise funds to share with our program leaders, parents, and students. WorldStrides is proud to feature teachers and students as part of our Fun... Read More

Charlottesville High School orchestra performing

WorldStrides Fundraiser Hall of Fame: Laura Mulligan Thomas

As part of our Fundraiser Hall of Fame series, we’d like to introduce to you to Laura Mulligan Thomas. Laura is the driving force behind the award-winning Charlottesville High School orchestra, an advocate for student travel, and an expert at fundraising. To date, her students have raised over $1... Read More

Washington DC Student Tour

WorldStrides Fundraiser Hall of Fame: Cory Vasek

As part of our Fundraiser Hall of Fame series, we’d like to introduce to you to our newest inductee, Omaha educator, Cory Vasek! His approach to fundraising is to maximize profit – and he has fine-tuned his methods over 21 years of traveling with WorldStrides. A teacher of World History and Ame... Read More

Our Christian Discoveries Program allows students to experience Philadelphia, New York and Washington, D.C.

WorldStrides Fundraiser Hall of Fame: Mike Scoville

As part of our Fundraiser Hall of Fame series, we’d like to introduce to you to our newest inductee, Wisconsin educator, Mike Scoville! This long-time Program Leader and his students are in the community year-round, raising funds for their trip and creating connections with their neighbors. Mike i... Read More

Great Wall of China, China

WorldStrides Fundraiser Hall of Fame: Martha Infante

As part of our Fundraiser Hall of Fame series, we’d like to introduce to you to our newest inductee, South Los Angeles middle school teacher, Martha Infante. Martha is an educator at Los Angeles Academy. From early on, she knew her students would never be able to compete with their peers from wel... Read More

Madrid and Barcelona Student Trip

Fundraising Hall of Fame: Alex Wheeler

As part of our inaugural Fundraiser Hall of Fame series, we’d like to introduce to you to our first inductee, Alex Wheeler! Alex traveled with WorldStrides in March of 2014 to Spain and France. Now a junior at Murray State University, Alex was inspired to double major in history education and Span... Read More