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the passport party project

The Passport Party Project was an award-winning grassroots global awareness initiative that gifted underrepresented girls 11-16 nationwide with their very first passports and operated seasonally from 2011-2019.

Founded by National Geographic Traveler of the Year award winner, youth travel advocate & travel agency owner Tracey Friley , over 250+ youth received their first passports and over 50 teens traveled internationally to get their first passport stamps.


To get passports in the hands of underrepresented American girls 11-16 nationwide & encourage international travel, study abroad & global citizenship.


To change the international travel landscape with diverse & globally aware young people who might just one day change the world.

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2020 - 2023

  • The Passport Party Project ends its 10 year project.

  • Name Change from The Passport Party Project to Passport to Youth Travel

  • FREE Webinar for youth travel advocates ready to make a change via travel


  • July / Paris for Teen Girls Trip




  • July / Paris for Teen Girls trip


  • June / Phase 3 Passport to Toronto; co-sponsored by Tourism Toronto, Heys America Luggage, Niagara Hornblower Cruises, Niagara Parks & Francesco's Limousine.

  • June / Summer Travel Campaign with the U.S. Department of State: Bureau of Consular Affairs

  • November / Keynote, Diversity Abroad's Embark 2 Excel: A Virtual Student Conference on Study Abroad.


  • July / PHASE 2 Passport to Toronto, co-sponsored by HomeAway

  • September / American Airlines' inflight magazine

  • September / Yahoo! Travel article

  • October / AOL Makers' feature

  • October / Daily Point of Light honoree


  • January / $2,000 winner, American Express Passion Project

  • February / Featured Guest, NatGeo Live!, Washington, D.C.

  • July / Inaugural Paris for Teens Girls trip

  • August / Huffington Post, Women Over 50 article

  • August / Guest, Huff Po live stream


  • February / Atlanta Passport Party at The OMNI Hotel at CNN Center benefitting 11 girls from Empower Her, Inc.

  • March: Passport Day in the USA / Travel Influencers volunteer nationwide and serve 24 girls in Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, New York, Washington D.C. & Los Angeles.

  • April / San Diego Passport Party benefitting 8 girls from Hermanitas - MANA de San Diego.

  • April / Virtual Passport Party benefitting 16 girls from cities nationwide.

  • July / Passport to Belize trip for 6 Phase 1 one teens for first passport stamps. Service Project:  Liberty Children's Home.

  • September / Finalist, The G Project

  • October / Award, National Geographic Traveler of the Year







  • Oprah's Angel Network publishes *The Idea for CampCaribe* written by Tracey Friley.

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