Transforming Lives Through Tourism Opportunities

The Travel & Sports Legacy Foundation is a 501c3 organization that provides job training, scholarships, mentoring and internship placement assistance for underserved youth and adults interested in careers in travel and tourism and sports management. TSLF programs are offered primarily to students enrolled in public high schools, public community colleges, and four-year universities. TSLF connects the community with great careers, tourism enterprises with talented people, and the tourism industry with a more sustainable and employable future.

TSLF Inaugural Annual Meeting

The Travel & Sports Legacy Foundation Inaugural Annual Meeting was held on May 4 th at the Arlington ISD Center for Visual & Performing Arts. Over 100 civic, industry, and community stakeholders supported the event. The keynote speaker was Adam Sacks, Founder & Executive Director of Tourism Economics.  The event was held during National Travel & Tourism Week, May 1-7, 2022.

TSLF receives the AISD Community Service Award

TSLF HONORED BY ARLINGTON ISD WITH SPECIAL AWARD
TSLF Honored by Arlington ISD with Special Award

The TSLF Board Members and Executive Director accepted the Arlington ISD Community Engaged for Excellence Award of Appreciation presented by Dr. Marcelo Cavazos, Arlington ISD Superintendent, and Bowie Hogg, Vice President, Arlington ISD Board of Trustees at the AISD Board of Trustees November 2021 meeting. The award recognizes TSLF for the foundation’s 40 Futures Initiative Program. The 40 Futures Initiative is a model program that aims to transform the lives of 40 underserved youth from public high schools.

TSLF programs are designed to prepare students for travel and tourism jobs and to create career pathways to sustainable wage tourism careers. Partnering with Arlington ISD and the Rotary Club of Arlington, TSLF offers the 40 Futures Initiative Program to hospitality services students at the AISD Dan Dipert Career and Technical Center.

TSLF Sponsors and Supporters

TSLF announces

The Francis Kobty Hospitality Scholarship

Established by the Kobty family in partnership with the Travel & Sports Legacy Foundation in memory of Francis “The Prince” Kobty, founder of the Prince Lebanese Grill. Francis lived his life with a strong sense of family, community, and hospitality. Prince Lebanese was not just a restaurant; it was the culmination of The American Dream.

The Kobty family wishes to honor “The Prince’s” legacy by offering a Culinary Arts Scholarship to homegrown talent from Arlington Independent School District (A.I.S.D.) and Mansfield Independent School District (M.I.S.D.) to help a student annually reach his/her goals at Tarrant County College. The family will award one scholarship annually to a TCC Culinary Arts student. The full scholarship will cover tuition, books, and support materials. Aziz Kobty will serve as a mentor to the student. The scholarship will be awarded in August. Lean More

Arlington ISD Dan Dipert CTC Hospitality Services and Culinary Arts Program

40 Futures Initiative

The TSLF 40 Futures Initiative is a program that aims to transform the lives of 40 underserved youth from local high schools by providing students with innovative life skills training that includes personal discovery assessments and coaching, business presentation and leadership development, and financial literacy sessions. The program is currently offered to Arlington Independent School District Dan Dipert Career & Technical Center (CTC) Hospitality Services Program students.  Lean More

TCC Hospitality Management & Culinary Arts Program and UT Arlington Kinesiology Sports Leadership & Management Program

TSLF awards scholarships annually to Tarrant County College Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Program students and UT Arlington Kinesiology Sports Leadership & Management Program students.  Scholarship recipients have the opportunity to participate in the yearlong Milestones Mentoring Program.

2022 Scholarship Recipients

Renee Ulrich
Renee Ulrich
Mohammed J. Iqbal
Mohammed Iqbal

2021 Scholarship Recipients

Daniel Perez
Daniel Perez
Dollie Chevalier
Dollie Chevalier
Amin Muhammad
Amin Muhammad
Jonathan Monges
Jonathan Monges
Sal Salazar
Sal Salazar
Zen Brown
Zen Brown
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The Travel & Sports Legacy Foundation connects young students with great careers, tourism enterprises with amazingly talented people, and our entire community with a more sustainable economic future. The Travel & Sports Legacy Foundation is a 501c3 organization established in 2017. All donations are tax deductible.

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