MAMARONECK, NY, Feb. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A leader in teen tours, 360° Student Travel by Westcoast Connection, and the American Red Cross have created a brand licensing partnership to launch a new one-of-a-kind summer program in Washington, D.C., that gives teens the opportunity to volunteer in ways that make a real difference. Teenagers will be able to turn compassion into action, by participating in two Red Cross campaigns, including distributing care packages to homeless veterans as part of Totes for Hope, and conducting fire safety risk assessments and prevention in homes supporting the Home Fire Campaign.
Stephen Glockenmeier, vice president of Brand Strategy and Licensing for the American Red Cross expressed his excitement about this program: "It's so important to inspire the youth of today and make them aware of ways they can contribute to see positive change. Getting involved at a young age can really broaden their views of the world and motivate them to volunteer in their own communities for years to come."
For teenagers completing 8th to 10th grade from North America and around the world, this fulfilling 10- day American Red Cross Community Service itinerary features small groups of up to 24 teens and the perfect combination of giving back and touring. This trip to the nation's capital comes complete with visiting the Smithsonian Museum and National Zoo, marveling at D.C.'s monuments lit up at night and cheering on the Nationals baseball team, all the while staying at Georgetown University's centrally located campus. In addition to the character-building experiences, lifelong memories and new forever friends, teens will also go home certified in Red Cross CPR and First Aid, along with a certificate of completion recognizing 30 hours of volunteer service.
With their 35th summer in sight and 31,000 teen traveler experiences, 360° Student Travel by Westcoast Connection are experts in teen travel for high school students to 24 countries. Explore over 100 summer experiences that cater to varied interests, including adventure, baseball, fashion, community service, language programs and so much more. For more details or to enroll now visit www.westcoastconnection.com, contact Mitch Lerner at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-767-0227.
SOURCE Westcoast Connection