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Moment of Good

Take Flyte

The Foundation for Learning and Youth Travel Education (FLYTE) is a nonprofit organization that empowers students living in underserved communities through transformative travel experiences.

JAM Travel Plane Bye Bye Gif

FLYTE was started in 2015 by Matthew Kepnes, a New York Times bestselling travel author. His website, Nomadic Matt, is one of the most popular websites for budget travelers. Matt didn't take his first trip until he was 23 and after that life changing trip, he decided to quit his job and dedicate himself to helping others realize their travel dreams. Seeing so many students never getting to experience the transformative experience of travel like he didn't get to in his youth, he founded FLYTE. We thought it was amazing what one person can start to help other kids who normally wouldn't be able to, see the world. To donate, help out or for more information, please see below!



Krystal Chang

Krystal Chang is a writer and designer of flowers, installations, and landscapes in Los Angeles. Her background in architecture and construction informs the spatial quality of her work. She creates bespoke florals for events and clients including Esters Wine Shop, Lunya, Design Within Reach, and Poketo. She designs landscapes for residential and commercial clients with a focus on native and sustainable gardens.
IG: @krystalchang


Amanda Quinn Olivar, JAM's arts and culture editor, is also the editor at Curator magazine, producer of Seeing is Believing: Women Direct and the play Paint Made Flesh. She has collaborated on Steven Arnold: Heavenly Bodies and an upcoming project with Zandra Rhodes. She sits on the boards of London's Fashion and Textile Museum and The Chimaera Project. As a curator and arts advocate, she received the HeArt Award for her work benefiting A Window Between Worlds. Amanda has curated exhibits at The Cornell Art Museum, The Skirball Cultural Center, Fresno Art Museum, and Brand Art Center. Amanda lives and works in Los Angeles.

Thank you to Imogen Smith and Chloe Copus.