Mad Travel, Inc. was founded in 2015 after the success of its first “Newark to London” class. International travel is a crucial tool that empowers students by expanding their knowledge of the world, broadening their perspectives, and enhancing their creativity. Founder Madeline Boughton, a lifelong resident of Newark NJ, learned this firsthand when she spent a semester abroad in college. This transformative experience inspired her to launch Mad Travel to offer this opportunity to Newark youth as well as youth from other underserved communities in New Jersey. In addition to international travel, Mad Travel offers workshops, presentations, and classes on the benefits of travel and studying abroad. To date, Madeline has spoken to over 400 students from Newark public high schools, elementary schools, college readiness programs, youth groups, after school programs, and more about the benefits of travel and the opportunities that are available to them.
This organization is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit with a board of directors, president, treasurer, and secretary.