Adventure
We only have one life! Why not make the most of it by zip-lining through jungles, snorkeling with sharks, bathing with elephants, and safariing through the African bush?! All you need to bring is your courage. Surf lessons included.
Culture
Our world is full of amazing humans, each celebrating their own unique culture and story. Dive into their history, religion, and daily lives as we cook, eat, dance, and live like a local! You’ll start to see how their story is a part of yours.
Service
You are needed to engage in critical social issues around the world. Join us in alleviating poverty, taking a stand against human trafficking, providing relief to refugees, empowering local women, protecting the ocean, & more.
Adventure
We only have one life! Why not make the most of it by zip-lining through jungles, snorkeling with sharks, bathing with elephants, and safariing through the African bush?! All you need to bring is your courage. Surf lessons included.
Culture
Our world is full of amazing humans, each celebrating their own unique culture and story. Dive into their history, religion, and daily lives as we cook, eat, dance, and live like a local! You’ll start to see how their story is a part of yours.
Service
You are needed to engage in critical social issues around the world. Join us in alleviating poverty, taking a stand against human trafficking, providing relief to refugees, empowering local women, protecting the ocean, & more.

WE BELIEVE IN TRAVEL

Travel is POWERFUL. Done right, it can sometimes be hard and uncomfortable, but it changes us. It creates empathy for all different kinds of people, cultures, and religions. It inspires gratitude, kills entitlement, and instills a deep responsibility to be a better global citizen. Traveling boosts our courage to do hard things and gives us the confidence to do big things. TFY isn’t trying to provide a humanitarian efy experience, we are working to build life-long humanitarians and social change-makers. 

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We're building a generation of changemakers

TFY takes a very different approach to LDS humanitarian trips. We are not building houses, we are building youth. Through travel we immerse you in a culture and a people and get you proximate to social causes that need your attention. We teach you how to get involved and make a difference long-term. The goal is not a one-time service project, but an experience that inspires a life of involvement in humanitarian work and social impact. Human trafficking. Refugees and civil war. Dirty drinking water. Lack of education for girls. A dying ocean. Extreme poverty. These are all causes that keep us up at night. Alone we can’t make much of a dent, but with you and 1000+ other committed youth ready to engage in a cause and make a difference, big changes will happen!

WORLD TRAVEL & SOCIAL IMPACT FOR LATTER-DAY SAINT YOUTH

Join TFY to explore some of our favorite places on planet earth! Travel For Youth trips are designed for Latter-day Saint youth, ages 15-19, who are looking for a once in a lifetime adventure and have a desire to contribute in a powerful way to the world around them. If you are looking for an efy humanitarian type experience or an LDS youth humanitarian trip, but want to go a step deeper into the country, people, and social cause, then join us this summer!

Travel for Youth has changed me. I know now that I can make a difference and that I am brave enough to try. Thanks to TFY who spent countless hours putting their whole heart and soul into these trips to make sure each and every traveler will have the experience they need, and will never forget. This trip taught me how to see people through Christ’s eyes. The hardest part was saying goodbye!

Hailey M.

TFY was spiritual, fun, and hard work all in one. I discovered how to pray & how to get an answer—I found God on my trip. The love and bonds you build will forever be with you. The mountains climbed physically, mentally and spiritually taught me so much.

Spencer M.

TFY gave my children amazing life changing experiences. We chose TFY because it offered a perfect blend of humanitarian, culture, & adventure on their trips. Kimball & Erin put in incredible amounts of work for these magical places, & provide a spiritually enriching environment. The organization, safety, & quality of these trips is impressive. I look forward to sending all of my children!

Lori T.

Travel for Youth opened my eyes to some of the struggles that others go through. I was able to see joy in so many people, and it made me a better person. I think daily about my experiences with TFY and I would recommend to anyone and everyone. It was worth every penny and I would go again in a heartbeat.

Ollie T.

My entire perspective of travel, service, the world and the Lord's children was shifted after my TFY experience. The lessons I learned from the leaders, counselor, and the local people about the Gospel, love, hard work, and culture are priceless and lessons I'll carry forever. I found a love for all people while working with so many of them from diverse places and hearing their stories.

Em M.

TFY has been life-changing for our 2 daughters to experience different world cultures & eye-opening economic conditions, perform humanitarian service, and develop healthy daily habits that have helped build their strong testimonies. Eternal thanks to TFY.

Doug F.

This eye opening experience taught me so much! It taught me who I am, who I want to be, what I’m grateful for, and I’m so grateful for that. I found the world is actually quite small but in great need. I wouldn’t trade this experience for ANYTHING. Big thanks to Travel For Youth who made this come true.

Brinley D.

It was amazing to enjoy the culture and do good in beautiful places. It was so humbling to see how grateful people were for the little service we could easily give and showed me how much of a difference I can make if I just give some of what I'm blessed with. I loved every second and I’ve never felt greater joy than on my TFY trip!

Katie K.

My daughter returned from TFY with a knowledge of both the good in the world and the good she could do in the world! The Palmer's have created a program that shows the beauty of the earth and it's inhabitants and strengthens the testimony of the Savior in one epic experience! 

Alice M.

What an amazing experience to be immersed in a culture full of so much love and happiness. Being with TFY, your cheeks hurt from smiling so much and you won’t want to come back home. I loved this trip—these two weeks are something I’ll never forget.

Avery P.

HOW DO I CHOOSE BETWEEN TFY, HEFY, & OTHER LDS YOUTH HUMANITARIAN TRIPS?

HEFY is a wonderful program and was the originator of efy humanitarian type trips abroad many years ago. They look to offer uplifting service-focused opportunities to large groups of youth. With TFY, we didn’t set out to create a humanitarian experience program. Those kinds of organizations, like HEFY, already existed and were doing a great job. We set out to create a unique and powerful travel experience that would build youth and ignite lasting social change. While some aspects appear similar between TFY, HEFY, and other LDS youth service trip organizations, from the root up, we were looking to build something quite unique. So what did we do and why?

STEP 1: Make Travel The Main Change Agent

While other groups spend the majority of time on service, we focus on travel. Travel, done right, is absolutely life-altering. We have experienced it, and seen it again and again. Because of this, we chose to make travel the main part of our TFY trips. Travel teaches us things and molds us in ways that nothing else can, but it doesn’t just magically happen because you left the country. 

Change through travel—REAL, intentional, effective travel—is where TFY takes the Olympic gold. Every piece of every itinerary, every location, every cultural experience, every excursion, every house, every. teeny. tiny. detail. is carefully vetted and intentionally planned and crafted to instill powerful change.

STEP 2: Pull Out All The Stops For The Trip Of A Life-Time

See more, do more, definitely eat more, and experience more… More of the country; more of the sights; more of the people & culture; more of the hard stuff, amazing stuff, pivotal stuff;  more of the once-in-a-lifetime, I-can’t-believe-I’m-doing-this excursions. 

This is a high-end trip, planned as if it were your only shot to visit the country. All of the most magical, raw, and incredible places and experiences within each country are where we will be taking you.

STEP 3: Instead Of A One-Time Project, Turn Youth Into Life-long Humanitarians

We want you to be a life-long humanitarian & social changemaker, not just participate in a one-time project. To do this, we theme each country with a different social issue (one that affects the local area and that desperately needs activists). 

These causes include things like anti-human trafficking, refugee relief, girls and education, access to clean water, ocean reef restoration, etc. We spend 3 days of each trip immersing you and getting you involved in that cause. You will work hard, see the problem first-hand, and learn how to make lasting impact and change.

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