Important Announcement

After 10 years of programming and over 5,000 youth served, we are thrilled to announce a game changer as we launch into our second decade...

In 2018, Global Potential (GP) will merge with JUMP! Development, a program of the JUMP! Foundation, to form the JUMP! Development Fund. This NYC-based 501(c)3 will maintain its brand as the Global Potential Project. 

The alignment of programming between Global Potential and JUMP! is rooted back to 2009 when the JUMP! Foundation began partnering with Global Potential to fund Youth-led GP/JUMP! Leadership Conferences in the U.S. and Latin America. Informed by the work with Global Potential, the JUMP! Foundation built JUMP! Development to provide similar programming to under-resourced communities around the world.
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. 

Please stay tuned as we will share details about this merger and opportunities for your continued involvement and support! Until then, we wish you a wonderful New Year! May 2018 bring you happiness and good health!
On behalf of the expanding Global Potential family, we thank you for your ongoing support and friendship!
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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!