THE TOURISM & TRAVEL INDUSTRY
The mission of The Diversity Project is to bring awareness to the lack of diversity in the group travel industry, outreach to new audiences who have previously not known about career paths in tourism, and training to bring these individuals into the industry and get hired, or help them start businesses.
“I started my non-profit 16 years ago to mentor and lead black youth into new career paths across the south. Today I’m excited to partner with TripSchool to broaden our mission to bring new diversity to the travel industry, and awareness of the industry to new communities and audiences.”
Founder, Media Arts Institute of Alabama
Author, Civil Rights Trail Tour Guide Handbook
We aim to do three things.
Who are we?
Media Arts Institute
Founded by Leon Burnette in 2004, this 501(c)(3) non-profit organization has a track record of nearly two decades of training and mentoring youth across the South.
Thank you to our fellow supporters.
We don’t want money, if you don’t have it. But every one of us can pledge a commitment to acknowledge the importance of this issue, and work together towards change. Change will only happen when we all continue to work together, holding each other responsible and encouraging each other. We are proud of and thankful for the group tour operators and organizations who have shown support.