*This is a sponsored Post written on behalf of Hilton HHonors. All opinions expressed are my own.
When my son first entered school I didn’t really know what to expect as a parent. It was a scary thing for me to send my child off to a strange place not knowing what he would be up to throughout the day. Thankfully, his teacher was amazing! She treated all of the students as if they were her own and they all thrived throughout this first year of school. Now that Jeremy is almost through with the third grade, I look back and see just how important this first year of school was for him. His teacher paved the way for all of the years ahead and I truly believed she is one of the reasons why he is one of the top students in his class.
Hilton HHonors is the loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide’s 10 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Worldwide believes in the power of travel and how it can help bring people together and gain more of an understanding of different countries. Teachers play an important role in spreading understanding of other cultures and can have an impact on their students’ lives. Hilton HHonors is giving teachers a passport to see the world and bring their experiences back to the classroom through Teacher Treks.
Teach Treks is giving 15 winners each a grant valued at $6,000 to travel to a destination of their choice; in addition to the trip, each winning teachers’ school will also receive a $2,500 grant to use for cultural activities or enhancements. There are also 15 runner-ups who will each receive a grant for their school for $2500. As many of you know public schools struggle for funding so I bet this $2500 could really be stretched to the maximum. There will also be one lucky winner from ALL of the submissions who will receive a cultural excursion for their classroom valued at $1500!
The 30 finalists of its Teacher Treks Travel Grant Competition. Now through April 30, 2013, the public can vote for their favorite finalist at www.hhonors.com/TeacherTreks to help determine the 15 winning entries. From all of those who voted 10 random winners will each receive one Hilton HHonors Gift Card valued at $250. This is double the incentive to get your votes in! You can vote once per day and the winner’s will be announced in May.