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.