Beyond Times Square provides your student group with a safe, stress-free way to get the most out of your trip to New York, Boston, DC or Philly. Not only the “top ten list” tour, our multi-day and single day student programs offer unique experiences that will enhance your students’ understanding of different topics. Theater, art, cooking, music, dance, government, history and having fun are what we can offer to create a memorable experience. Student travel is something we hold very close at Beyond Times Square. Please read this personal story from Eric Gordon, the founder of Beyond Times Square.
When I was in 6th grade, many years ago, my class planned a trip to Washington, D.C. When my father was writing the check for me, he asked if all the children in my class were going. I told him that even with all the fundraising we had done, there were still two boys who were unable to take the trip. My father, who worked in the tourism industry but had never been able to travel as a child, found this unacceptable. He didn’t think it was right for a child to miss a chance to see the United States Capitol and the White House. Right then and there, he wrote a check to cover two spaces for these two boys. He gave it to me and said, “Give this to your teacher, and let him know what it is for; but make sure no one hears you. The teacher is not to say who it is from. And Eric, never mention this to the two boys in your class.” I did as my father had asked. The boys went on the trip, and everyone experienced the U.S. capital. Beyond Times Square is a yearly donor to the Student and Youth Travel Foundation (SYF), making donations towards scholarships so young people who might otherwise not afford it are able to travel with their fellow students.