Important Announcement

United by a common purpose of positive transformation of the lives of youth and in their communities, Global Potential and JUMP! Foundation are pleased to announce their merger and the formation of the JUMP! Development Fund

“Global Potential has directly impacted 5,000 young lives in our ten years of existence. We are excited about this new phase in our evolution as we adjust to changing contexts and conditions that is necessary for real impactful sustainable social change and leadership development,” said Peter Maugeri, former CEO & Co-Founder of Global Potential and incoming Director of the JUMP! Development Fund. 

This merger unites 19 years of institutional experience in youth development, experiential education, and international travel, with combined project locations in New York City, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Indonesia, China, Nepal, and Kenya. With social impact mission alignment, the programmatic elements are primed to integrate smoothly. 

"Global Potential is an organization whose DNA is youth.  It has been designed and developed to be driven by their needs. We are honored to be merging  with an organization that has achieved a reputation for impact programming. Global Potential program quality is reflected in the high regard and respect that the communities they serve hold for their international youth conferences.” said Justin Bedard, Executive Director of JUMP! Foundation. 

JUMP! Development Fund will be based in New York City.


Global Potential transforms youth from under-served communities through education, service learning and cultural exchange into globally competitive leaders of positive change in their lives and communities.

Three Phase Program

In 9 years of operation, Global Potential has refined its winning methodology. Our program is composed of 3 dynamic phases over a period of 15 months: preparation and mentoring for 6 months; cultural immersion in a rural village for 45 days; and integration and mentoring to fully absorb what was learned.


Phase 1: Preparation

GP fellows first participate in 6 months of weekly workshops with other youths, volunteers and staff. Workshops are based on a 4 module curriculum: global preparedness, social entrepreneurship, community service, and advocacy.


Phase 2: Immersion

GP fellows experience 1.5 months immersed in a rural village in Dominican Republic, Haiti, Nicaragua, or Senegal.


Phase 3: Integration

This is followed by 9.5 months of individualized and group support and coaching based on the passions and abilities of each youth.


A global movement of active and high impact young leaders transforming themselves and communities for good.

GuideStar Platinum

Global Potential is a platinum-level GuideStar participant, demonstrating our commitment to transparency. We meet IRS filing requirements with IRS Form 990. At GuideStar, you can find a link to our IRS Form 990 along with other financial information, including the programs we offer, the outcomes we achieve, and details on the structure and practices of Global Potential. Learn more here:

Our Supporters

We’re very proud to have the support of some amazing sponsors and supporters. Thank you all!!

Mayoral Recognition

On July 15, 2015, several Global Potential team members were honored by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for their volunteer service to the city. Global Potential proudly thanks staff members Frank Cohn, Christelle Enoh, Jennifer Lucas and Sara Seber and board members Anastasia Thatcher, Amy Lee, and Stephen Burns for their commitment to our mission!