The JUMP! Foundation – Stories, Inspirations, and News

The Five Foundations of JUMP! Facilitation

This simple, yet effective, guide allows us as facilitators, as well as the youth we train, to have a clearer understanding of exactly how JUMP! does what it does so well. Facilitation is not something you can just pick up on the fly nor is it easily taught; however, it is a skill inherent in all of us that can be brought out with the right tools, models and understanding of effective communication and group interaction.

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Ruka Inspires youth in Nairobi to Shape Their Destiny

The conference targeting youth aged between 18-25 years from Nairobi slums, takes place on 17-18 June in Mathare, Nairobi, Kenya. It combines design thinking, open-space methodology and rights-based approach by creating the infrastructure to cultivate and support young change-makers in their journey to tackle the toughest challenges in their personal lives and communities.

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Battambang: Explorations of Community Development

The Grade 10 expedition explored community development by learning from and critically analyzing organizations working with local communities in Battambang, Cambodia. Students had the opportunity to visit organizations ranging from well established and popularized...

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Journeys through Yunnan

The Journeys through Yunnan JUMP! Experience was themed around reflecting on one’s own personal journey, as the students are nearing the end of their academic journey at Stamford. At this time, students are preparing for major personal journeys in the coming years....

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Expedition to Yogyakarta

On the JUMP! Yogyakarta Urban Exploration program, Stamford American International School 7th graders explored themes centered around the Ramayana, a Sanskrit epic poem that plays an important role in the history and culture across South and Southeast Asia.

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The Power of PVC – A Model for Self Reflection

Published on 01.11.2013 An essential part of every JUMP! Program is introducing the simple model of Prisoner, Vacationer and Change-Maker (PVC). This model creates an awareness of where we are mentally as individuals in any given situation.  At the beginning of our...

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Youth Facilitating Educators

On August 12th at UWCSEA in East Singapore, a JUMP! Program was held for all the educators of the school one week before the academic year started. The aim of this annual event is to inspire, empower and engage the participants through experiential learning...

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For Youth By Youth. By Lamia Makkar

Thoughts from Lamia Makkar, a participant of the Global Potential/JUMP! Conference in Forêt des Pins, Haiti on July 31-August 3. I've been to different conferences around the world, participated in a number of workshops, action planning sessions, keynote...

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To Trust or Not to Trust? by Raashi Basu

Garden International School Student, Raashi Basu, reflects on her JUMP! experience. Imagine an action sequence where the girl is running away from baddies with guns. She keeps on running until she reaches the end of the cliff. It’s a small mountain, a really small...

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