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For more than twenty years, Open Roads has offered full scholarships to at-potential high school students from diverse backgrounds who would not otherwise be able to afford a summer learning experience.


Our programs combine the growth that comes from intentional group travel in nature, with an introduction to the documentary arts of writing, photography, and film. We believe this original approach opens our minds to new perspectives, expands our deep-seated beliefs about what is possible, and helps us learn to become authors of our own life stories.


To date, 99% of the 200+ Open Roads scholarship participants have graduated from high school and gone on to college or university -- this is compared to a rate of 50 - 70% among their socio-economic peers during that same period. Going forward, with the help of our community, Open Roads will always hold full-scholarship slots for aspiring young people who simply lack access to the financial resources needed for out-of-school learning experiences. 

Sample Sponsorship Impact

  • $3,000 sponsors a full year of college transition coaching

  • $2,500 sponsors a week-long summer trip on one of the Open Roads travel programs

  • $500 - $2,000 contributes to our fund to sponsor a student's participation in a summer program of their choice

Click HERE to donate online.

Checks can be mailed to:

Open Roads Academy

1223 Wilshire Blvd., #351

Santa Monica, California 90403

EIN# 74-3022678

Open Roads Academy, Inc. is a registered 501(c)3. All donations are fully tax-deductible.