Choose a Challenge is a travel platform that facilitates meaningful travel challenges for college students while fundraising for charity. The company has taken over 12,000 students abroad on life-changing challenges, raising over US$25 million for charitable causes.
On this week’s podcast, I spoke with Mike, the Senior Brand and Marketing Coordinator for Choose a Challenge USA. We talked about the company’s commitment to empowering youth through meaningful travel, as well as their solid commitment to sustainable tourism.
Through collaboration with colleges and universities through the US and the UK, Choose a Challenge facilitates challenging adventures abroad while giving students the opportunity to fundraise for a charity of their choice. Challenges include summiting Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, running the Edinburgh Marathon. in Scotland or hiking Peru’s Machu Picchu.
“Our tours are designed to challenge and motivate students,” Mike explains. ”Students take these memories and experiences well into their adult life.”
The company also gives students the tools to fundraise for a cause close to their heart. Choose a Challenge works in partnership with eight charities including The Andrew Mcdonough Foundation and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Team leaders dedicate time and resources to ensure that students meet their fundraising potential.
Watch the video below to see how Choose a Challenge works –
With a big focus on sustainable tourism, Choose a Challange has partnered with some incredible organisations to reduce their carbon footprint.
“By 2021, we aim to be a completely carbon neutral company.”
A recent partnership with WeForest gives participants the option to offset the carbon emissions created from their international flights. WeForest is a tree-planting non-profit based in Belgium and Choose a Challange will be offsetting funds to WeForest’s tree-planting projects in Zambia.Choose a Challenge (@chooseachallenge) is a travel platform that facilitates meaningful travel challenges for college students while fundraising for charity. Click To Tweet
In another partnership with Travelers Against Plastic, Choose a Challenge has taken the TAP pledge to help participants commit to reducing and avoiding using single-use plastics while travelling on each of their trips.
Through these kinds of initiatives, as well as values such as authenticity and creating community, Choose a Challenge stands out as a company empowering youth to travel and give back.
Listen to the full interview on the podcast below or visit the Choose a Challenge website for more information.