We are a non-profit social enterprise that links youth from underserved communities with the resources and support needed to create local change.
JUMP! envisions a world where young people fulfill their true potential as individuals, community leaders, and global citizens. This applies to all youth, regardless of background or circumstance.
As a non-profit social enterprise, 25% of surplus for all of our paid program fees go directly into the J!Development Fund, supporting community development locally and globally.
As a social enterprise, JUMP! assigns surplus from all its programs to designing, developing and implementing development projects for underserved youth.
We believe in the United Nations – Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. You can find the spirit of sustainability throughout all aspects of our organization and programs.
JUMP! has delivered programs in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America. We have utilized the outdoors, cityscapes, and other environments to engage and challenge participants.
Since 2008, we’ve run projects to empower and support communities in Haiti, Nicaragua, The Dominican Republic, Kenya, China, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Indonesia, and South Africa.
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Building off of a mutual and long-term commitment to youth education and development, we were privileged to form a strategic partnership with The Head Foundation in order to support underserved youth in Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar and Thailand.
Young Changemakers Reached
Youth-Led Community Projects Implemented
JUMP! Development Partners
We are proud to be connected with NGOs, schools, and organizations that share our belief that all people should be able to fulfill their true potential as individuals, community leaders, and global citizens.
Do You Have Any Questions?
If so, our team is always happy to get an email or phone call. For the most common questions, we’ll try to cover them in the sections below:
What is a JUMP! Program?
A program is a learning experience, either in a traditional building or outside in the world. We develop 3 types of programs at JUMP!:
- J! Schools: Programs utilizing personal development, community building, and global citizenship methods to enhance learning on a campus.
- J! Experiences: Programs venturing into the real world outside the walls of the school.
- J! Development: Programs working with local partners in underserved communities in the regions we work in most.
How do you build your programs?
The process of building our programs is intentional, purposeful, and focused on the participant needs.
This can take anywhere from one-month to nine-months to design and tailor a program. We do have locations and thematic programs that serve as a base in tailoring to the individual school or student group. When using these base locations and themes, we can rely on our institutional knowledge and expertise to delve even deeper.
What is The JUMP! Foundation?
JUMP! is a non–profit social enterprise that works to inspire, empower, and engage individuals in leadership development, community building, and global citizenship education.
We do this by developing, designing, and running purposeful experiential education programs.
Do You Have Any Job Openings?
We have a few different ways to get involved, all start with filling out a simple application form.
First, you can join as a Facilitator in Training on a program. This is somebody that shadows and supports a more experienced facilitator on a program.
We also are always looking for Program Managers to lead our programs in schools or in the field.
And of course, we have a full-time staff that keeps the boat moving while we are on programs. You can find those openings on our Careers Page.