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What Is YOL?

YOL, Turkish for “the road,” offers transformative learning experiences for high performing teams and individuals that combine wellness, volunteering, and leadership development.

Our focus is on engagement and resilience—getting people to shed stress, expand their mind and reconnect with themselves and humanity. The end result: quicker access to “flow state” and peak performance. Here’s some evidence.

YOL experiences include stimulating discussion, impactful service, and restorative exercise of mind and body.  Full presence is cultivated across moments and activities.  These experiences nourish understanding of what benefits ourselves and our communities. We also work with esteemed partners that can extend or expand the YOL experience both within and beyond the core program.

In addition, YOL works hand in hand with local community-based organizations and NGOs on issues of poverty, health and environmental preservation. We cultivate long-term partnerships and skill transfers between our participants and members of the community.

 

 

Our Personal Stories

 


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What We Do

YOL accelerates mastery of flow state. Our experiences bring together transformative leadership development programs, impactful service engagement, and restorative exercise of body and mind.
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  • align geographically dispersed teams
  • reward high-performers with meaningful experiences
  • inspire social responsibility and impact initiatives
  • and more

Our Programs

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Among the companies and leaders we’ve worked with:

Customers & Guests

Hear what our guests have to say

 

I can’t imagine anyone leaving here and not feeling more connected to themselves, more passionate about what their work is and more ready to go.

Karen Hershenson, Director, Clay Street Project, Procter & Gamble

The YOL team arranged a perfect balance of fitness, health, relaxation and community. I was so impressed with every aspect, and most of all with the incredible people I met on the trip. What a special group of people who are all looking for a great experience!

Jessika Borsiczky, Executive Producer, Showtime’s House of Lies

It was an outstanding trip with a great bunch of people. I was asked to describe the trip for (my company’s) website. And of course that just extended the trip mentally for me just a bit longer, stretching that soul-satisfying feeling a few more days.

Robert Mayer, Senior Systems Specialist, Genentech

I believe in the healing and transformative powers of mind, body and service experiences. For people in the working world, what YOL is offering is an opportunity to rejuvenate, give back to themselves, contribute responsibly, uplift communities and work hand-in-hand with host communities, having fun, creating social and economic solutions where there is a real need for assistance.

Lisa Rueff Schneider, Co-founder and CEO, Sparked

 

Service Approach

Our approach to service is rooted in three central themes, with one primary objective: Lasting impact

Self-Awareness & Education: Meaningful service work begins by looking within and asking ourselves: “Why do I want to volunteer?” and “What do I know about the issues we’ll address through service?”
Direct Service Projects: Empowered with our collective skills and knowledge, we engage in on-site service projects geared towards meeting the immediate needs and long-term goals of our partner organizations.
Reflection: Sharing our insights, we come together to consider the following: “What did we learn about ourselves, others, the world?” and “How can we continue to support the needs of the community and service partner?”

More on who we work with and why

 

 

Featured YOL Service Partners

Forget Me Not Farm, Santa Rosa, CA

Since 1992, Forget Me Not Farm has helped thousands of at-risk children and youth break the cycle of abuse. The farm offers animal-assisted and horticultural therapeutic activities that provide a haven for children, plants and animals to bond, learn and heal with one another. YOL volunteers are laying the groundwork for Forget Me Not Farm’s first Farm Stand: a project providing employment training and opportunities to at-risk foster youth from harvest to sales.



Los Cabos Humane Society
Los Cabos, Mexico

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Sea Turtle Sanctuary
Baja, Mexico

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Rockhouse Foundation
Negril, Jamaica


PICO Youth and Family Center
Santa Monica, CA


Rebuilding Together Peninsula
Redwood City, CA

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Redwood City PAL
Redwood City, CA


Give A Day Global
San Francisco, CA

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Alameda Point Collaborative
Alameda County, CA


New Avenues for Youth
Portland, OR


Marin County Parks
San Rafael, CA

Featured service partners as of December 2017

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If you’d like to learn more about how YOL can help increase engagement, reward exceptional employees or create a special team-building experience, complete the form and a member of our team will be in touch with you.

 

Or, just reach out directly at sales@yoltrips.com

 

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Upcoming Showcase Experiences

Portland, Oregon • January 26, 2018
Santa Monica, California • February 9, 2018

Contact info@yoltrips.com to book today

Stay tuned! More 2018 Experiences announced shortly.

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