New Horizons Foundation
IMPACT and SKYE are youth development programs designed to empower teenagers and young adults with the competencies necessary for sustainable livelihoods. Based on best practices in the fields of experiential education and service-learning, these two sister programs help young people work together for the good of their local communities, developing skills and values in the areas of active citizenship, social entrepreneurship, employability, and leadership. Although the programs have already birthed hundreds of clubs in 12 countries around the world, we want to scale further in order to share an educational model that we truly believe is community- and world-changing.
What is the social impact of your business?
IMPACT and SKYE empower youth, by believing that they can truly make a difference and equipping them with the competencies necessary for future employment and sustainable livelihoods. But the programs are not only “future focused” — they are also making a difference in the communities where IMPACT and SKYE clubs are located now, through youth-led service-learning projects. In this way the programs are focused both on personal and community development, now and in the future.
What do you want to achieve by being part of Impact Hub Scaling?
New Horizons Foundation, the developers of the IMPACT & SKYE program, is a small Romanian NGO. We are eager to be part of the Impact Hub Scaling Program because of the wonderful access to resources and networks which can help us answer some of the complicated questions of international growth which are difficult to manage as a small team.
We also wish to identify new scaling partner organizations in EU.
Please give us one interesting fact about you.
Our headquarters is located in Lupeni, Romania — a small coal-mining city in the mountains of southern Transylvania, 7 hours by train from the capital! We now also have offices in Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, and Iași, but love the rootedness of maintaining an office in the place where IMPACT first started back in 2002.
Learn more about New Horizons Foundation here.
Impact Hub Scaling is an international program designed for social enterprises ready to scale locally & internationally, to enable entrepreneurs with innovative solutions, to successfully scale-up, drive social innovation forward and create positive impact. The program gets supported by J.P. Morgan, Fondazione Cariplo, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Fondazione CRT as well as the European Commission’s FP7 Programme – BENISI Project. Find out more