Giving Back to Rustic Pathways

Giving Back to Rustic Pathways

As part of our company’s Giving Back initiatives, each year we select a charitable organization to donate to. An initial first step in our selection process is to strategize about how this donation can create the most impact – personally and professionally—and how it reflects our core values.

At Acceleration Partners (AP), our Core Values – Excel & Improve, Embrace Relationships and Own It –contribute to nearly every decision made within the organization. They are also reflected in the lives of AP team members outside of work, motivating them to strive towards lofty goals, give back to their communities, expand comfort zones and make actionable changes. 

After careful evaluation, we’ve elected to donate to our inspirational client Rustic Pathways, an organization we believe represents these core values by offering invaluable, life-changing experiences to students.

Our donation will help further the vision/impact of Rustic Pathway’s work, which is to make travel accessible to all students and to use travel as a model of sustainable development. Rustic Pathways student trips provide an educational and transformative experience that inspires students to use their innate and developing skills to make a positive impact on the people and community around them. 

“Our client, Rustic Pathways, represents a unique alignment of core values and a joint commitment to help young leaders explore, learn, achieve personal growth and make a positive contribution to our world.”

Robert Glazer


Ready to get started? Rustic Pathways is now offering a scholarship for several students to take a trip of a lifetime.

Criteria for the Rustic Pathway Scholarship

Students interested in applying must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at or between the ages of 13 to 18.
  • Be enrolled in middle school or high school.
  • Have a parent or legal guardian permission to apply.

Scholarship consideration will be based upon student’s academic achievement, community service record and scholarship question responses.

This opportunity is now closed.


Rustic Pathways scholarship awarded will include a minimum of $5,000 that will cover the Rustic Pathways Program and travel costs, including flights.


The application deadline is 11:59 pm PT April 15th, 2019. The deadline is the date after which applications will no longer be accepted.

About Rustic Pathways

Rustic Pathways is the leader in providing superior quality international community service, education, and adventure programs for students. We offer one to three- week spring break and summer experiences, Gap Year programs, and custom group trips in 18 different countries.

Each program is carefully designed to help students make meaning of their travel experiences, identify interests and passions, gain confidence, and grow as individuals.

Across the globe, we employ local staff and foster lasting relationships with the communities in which we work, enabling our students to have immersive and authentic travel and service experiences.

Learn more about Acceleration Partners’ company culture, or contact our team with any questions.