Press About Tyler's Death

Learn about Tyler Hill's parents' push for Traveling Youth & Student Standards of Safety: TY'S SOS!
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Tyler's Story in the NEWS
  • Iowa Attorney General – Nomination Letter ChangesUSA
  • TODAY Student Travel Safety Blog
  • Kansas City Star, Mike Hendricks - A Fear for Parents
  • KARE 11, John Croman - Settlement reached in teen traveler wrongful death lawsuit
  • WCCO, Esme Murphy - Settlement Reached in Death of Student on Trip
  • KSTP, Becky Nahm - Family of Mound Teen Who Died in Japan Wants New Laws
  • FOX 9 News, Maury Glover - Settlement in Minn Teen’s Death in Japan
  • Consumer Affairs, Lisa McCormick - People To People Leaders Allegedly Drank Beer
  • CBS Denver - Son’s Death on People to People Trip
  • WCCO-TV Minneapolis, MN - Parents of Dead Student Sue People to People
  • KARE-TV SUNRISE – Minneapolis, MN - Lobbying for Safety Standards
  • Laker Pioneer -Teen’s Mother Taking Her Reform Efforts to State’s Federal Lawmakers
  • Laker Pioneer - Push for Federal Laws on Student Travel Will Get Backing in D.C.
  • News Observer - Student finds that ‘honor’ is pricey
  • WCCO.COM - Family Fights In Court To Keep Son Story Online
  • KREM-TV, CBS, Spokane, Washington - People to People Facing New Lawsuit (Ambassador Programs)
President Eisenhower"I will under no circumstances take a position where I could be accused of merely 'selling a name' for publicity puposes for a corporation."  
Quote from Stephen Ambrose's biography "Eisenhower, Soldier and President," page 234.  (Stephen Ambrose was one of Tyler's favorite authors.  In particular, he loved 'Band of Brothers'.)
This poster is is the fifth in a series for "Fallen Heroes Project"  by esteemed artist, Michael Reagan
Marc Doepner-Hove, 
History Teacher says:

"I had the honor of having Tyler as a student. He was a natural born leader, the type of student that raised the bar for himself, as well as rest of the students in the class. I still see students wearing his t-shirts in the hallways of Mound Westonka High School. I stop by his tree from time-to-time. He had the type of will power that still leaves a footprint."


College or High School Student Going Abroad?

Parents, youth and students wrongfully assume laws that protect them on American campuses apply on programs abroad, but there are no laws. If you could save the life and protect a student on a program in a foreign country, would you?





















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ClearCause successfully advocated for three study abroad safety laws and worked with the United States Government on 


In 2016, the public gave us a strong direction to rebrand as Depart Smart and serve a wider, global audience with Travel HEROES Safety Certification. In about an hour, this award-winning, comprehensive travel safety certification will give you skills, tools, and help you create your travel safety contingency plan to avoid risks, get help and home safely. 


We are very proud to report that St. Cloud State Confucius Institute is a very successful pilot project.  Dr. Kathryn Johnson earned the Depart Smart Seal of Approval. Now we are integrating Travel HEROES Safety Training into corporate wellness programs to help more people Depart Smart.


Tyler hiked up Mt. Fuji singing "Walking on Sunshine".


ClearCause Foundation's logo was modeled after Tyler's mother book, 'Walking on Sunshine', A U.S. Book News award-winning finalist.




Heather Champine
Media Relations, Inc. 
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