How Hilton HHonors Treks Travel Grant Supports Teachers

by - 4/22/2013 03:36:00 PM

When my son started preschool I was so worried. Would he be ok being away from me? Would he get along with the other kids? Would he understand the "school" work and system?

preschool teacher

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Global Influence and Hilton HHonors, however all personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

Thankfully my worries were eased by my son's preschool class room teacher Ms. Alex. During the time my son was in her class, Ms. Alex took the time to get to know him and his needs. Ms. Alex was always available to talk with me about how my son was doing in class or with class room activities. Ms. Alex supported not just my son but all the kids in her classroom. Whatever a child needed, Ms Alex made sure they received.

When my son was struggling with something, she would call me to plan a different way to help my son. She knew me and understood I wanted my son to have a good educational start. We formed a team in support of my son and he adjusted well because of it.

Having teachers like Ms. Alex in our child's life who make a difference can be so important. These teachers work hard to support our kids! In turn they need our support also!

If you know a teacher that should be supported be sure to tell them about the Hilton HHonors Teacher Treks Travel Grant Competition!

Hilton HHonors Teacher Treks Travel Grant Competition

Hilton HHonors, the loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide's 10 distinct brands, has launch its Teacher Treks Travel Grant Competition. The program, developed in partnership with the Institute of International Education (IIE), will fund 15 teachers to travel and experience first-hand the subject they teach, enriching their curriculum and inspiring students to explore the world.

A recent survey commissioned by Hilton HHonors revealed nearly all (93 percent) of teachers surveyed identify themselves as "travelers" and agree that travel provides a cultural education that cannot fully be taught in a classroom. Spending an average of 1,200 hours with their students each year, teachers have the ability to do much more than teach - they can inspire, illuminate and enlighten the next generation of world citizens.

Teacher Treks details

K-12 teachers from across the United States and Puerto Rico are invited to enter for the chance to travel, explore and share culture with their students and colleagues.

A very cool thing about this is that 15 winners will receive a $6,000 trip to travel to their choice destination. Also the winner's school will receive a $2,500 grant to use for cultural activities or enhancements.

To help pick a winner the public can join in and vote from till Tuesday, April 30, 2013, when 10 random winners will receive one Hilton HHonors Gift Card valued at $250. Each vote counts as an entry toward a $250 Hilton HHonors gift card. So hurry over to the website and start voting!
Winners will be announced in May 2013.

For more information on entry requirements, full Terms and Conditions, or to enter and vote, please visit

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  1. I have read all of the essays and my favorite by far is Sandra K. I love how she says that as a reading teacher, she has always promoted books as powerful and accessible means for students to travel. She would like to travel to the Indian Ocean islands of Zanzibar, just off the coast of Tanzania, and Mauritius, east of Madagascar “… to observe firsthand how the people on both of these islands – comprised of minorities and the meeting of cultures that have been in conflict in other parts of the world – have found ways to live side-by-side…” I hope she is one of the winners.