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Minnetonka High School Pay It Forward Tour

The Minnetonka High School Pay It Forward Tour will have students from Minnetonka High School. The Pay It Forward Tour will take place from October 18th to 22nd, destined for St. Louis, MO.

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Michigan State University


Like volunteering? How about traveling? What about meeting awesome people? Or, maybe you want to build leadership skills and learn something about yourself. If you've answered yes to one or all of those questions, then you've definitely come to the right place! 

For over 8 years MSU's chapter of STLF has been achieving the goals above and making a positive impact on communities throughout the US and the participants who go on them through Pay it Forward Tours! We've been to awesome places like:

  • Charleston, SC
  • Denver, CO
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Houston, TX
  • Pensacola, FL
  • and Washington D.C.!  

And the list keeps growing! This past spring break, we traveled to Pensacola, Florida following 4 unique routes! Along the way, participants got a chance to see a variety of different communities and social issues, and work to address them. They also were pushed to learn what it takes to be a leader, and were able to get close to an awesome group of people.

This year we're going above and beyond with 5 BUSES(!!!) heading  to Washington, D.C.! Each bus follows a different route, visiting and voluntereing in five different cities along the way, with some of the routes stopping in awesome cities like Charleston, SCNew York City, Philadelphia, PA, Charlotte, NC, and Boston, MA.  So take a look at some of our videos, check out the five (5!!!), unique routes (when they're posted), and feel free to send any questions our way by email (msu@stlf.net) or Facebook!

We hope to see you on a Pay it Forward Tour this Spring Break!


MSU STLF Chapter Core


About Our Chapter

The past years have been great and we want to make this year even better! In addition to the Pay It Forward Tour over spring break, we will also plan various service projects and other local initiatives on campus and around the community throughout the year.  If you have an idea to make a difference on campus, STLF is a great group of people to help make it a reality!

Check out our promotional video here! 

If you want to see what past participants and bus core have to say about STLF, check out the Past Experiences page here for some videos and quotes!

Social Media

Follow us on Instagram and to get a better image of what an STLF spring break looks like: @MSU_STLF

Check out our facebook page and twitter for news and updates from the chapter and photos of our previous Pay it Forward tours: MSU Students Today Leaders Forever; @MSU_STLF 

Chapter Meeting Times

Chapter meetings are not open to the public, however this does not mean you cannot be involved! We do service projects every month in the Lansing area, and we always need volunteers to join us on these initiatives. The best way to find information about service projects and spring break trips is through our regular newsletter, which you can sign up for below!


For any further questions or concerns please contact us at Msu@stlf.net. We look forward to hearing from you!

Pay it Forward Tours



The overall cost of the trip is $525. While that might seem like a lot, it includes all transportation to and from the end destination, 2 meals a day, lodging, and two shirts! Additionally, if you register before December 31st, the cost is reduced to $495. If you're concerned about costs, see the section below!

Financial Aid

Did you know that we have FINANCIAL AID available? Click this link and it will take you to a quick google form, fill out your information, and we'll get back to you with more details as soon as possible!

If you don't receive financial aid or are still concerned about cost, we suggest that all participants try fundraising on their own through a gofundme or youcaring page or asking family and friends. Feel free to reach out to our Chapter Core as well, as they are ready to help however they can! 

Other Universities

Do you have friends that go to another university that you'd love to go on a Pay-it-Forward trip with? Well then bring them along!!! STLF is unique that we accept participants from any university, and MSU STLF is no different! Since we started sending out trips, we've had Broncos, Chips, Wolverines, and even a Sun Devil all the way from Arizona State! So call, text, snap, DM, or send smoke signals to your friends and tell them to join you on an awesome trip!

Bus Routes

As we get closer to the next Spring break and our next round of Pay it Forward Tours, all of our bus routes will be displayed in the space below! There are always a lot of great choices, and we recommend to look at all of the options before you make your decision. And remember what your teachers and parents said, don't judge a book by its cover!



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