Noble Impact: Purpose Driven Education

OUR VALUES

At Noble Impact we operate on four key beliefs.

OPPORTUNITY > OBLIGATION

Students learn best when they’re opting in to what they’re learning, rather than being forced to act. People are innately curious and driven, particularly when given freedom and guidance, rather than structure and rules. There is a crisis of relevancy in today’s classroom — we are in need of a transition from a teacher-centric to a student-centric model.

SERVING > STEERING

Our duty as educators is to serve students, who come with different ways of learning, expressing themselves, and finding meaning in their lives. Our goal is to be a resource, to believe in their potential, and to help them navigate opportunities, without steering the ship. We do not have all the answers, but we are capable of challenging students with the right questions.

CREATION > CONSUMPTION

From a very young age, all people are capable of being valuable contributors to society. We live in a consumption-centric world, though, which carries into the classroom. Rather than being asked to create, students are often asked to sit and consume. We like to flip the equation. Students, when given the opportunity to act on their ideas, are unstoppable, imaginative creators.

MEANING > MASTERY

While it feels great to master a skill, mastery means nothing if there’s no meaning behind it. Every day, students are asked to learn with the hope that someday their efforts will be useful in the real world. The beautiful truth, though, is that students can give back and add value today, if only they’re challenged to direct their actions towards purpose and impact.

Our Blog

Read the latest musings from our team.

3 Keys To Good Communication In An Entrepreneurial Family

3 Keys To Good Communication In An Entrepreneurial Family

Communication can be make or break for a startup, and it’s also a crucial part of family life. Here’s how to master entrepreneurial family communications.

3 Ways To Fight Isolation As A Young Entrepreneur

3 Ways To Fight Isolation As A Young Entrepreneur

Being a young entrepreneur can be exciting, but also lonely, at times. Don’t let yourself become isolated when you are surrounded by resources. Some tips…

A Noble Future: Retrocat Media Speaks About Attaining Success

A Noble Future: Retrocat Media Speaks About Attaining Success

Success is a routine. Success is habit. Success is not an act, but a ritual. We spoke with Noble Impact about what it takes to be successful.

On My High School Photography Apprenticeship: Booking My First Client

On My High School Photography Apprenticeship: Booking My First Client

Senior Jordan Young writes about how it feels to be entrusted with his first paid headshot session, a rite of passage in his high school photography apprenticeship.

Non-tech MVPs: Why Every Tech Startup Should Start With One

Non-tech MVPs: Why Every Tech Startup Should Start With One

Some would-be entrepreneurs waste time either building a product no one wants or not validating the ideas stuck in their heads. Enter the non-tech MVP.

Announcing the Inaugural Noble Impact Educators Summit!

Announcing the Inaugural Noble Impact Educators Summit!

Today, we’re excited to announce the launch of our inaugural Noble Impact Educators Summit, a three-day professional development event for educators and school administrators to reimagine what education could be.


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Our Work

We provide students with experiences that are relevant and purpose-driven, in the classroom and in their communities.

Classroom Experience

Classroom Experience

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Apprenticeship Projects

Apprenticeship Projects

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Civic Innovation

Civic Innovation

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Student Voice

Student Voice

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Digital Portfolios

Digital Portfolios

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Professional Development

Professional Development

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Our Story

We exist to serve students.

Noble Impact is an education initiative that exposes students to relevant experiences and tools that enable them to navigate a world defined by uncertainty with an entrepreneurial skillset and a public service mindset. Whether they take part in our in-class programming or co-curricular experiences, such as High School Startup Weekend, Institute, or Innovate 2 Educate, students exit our programs with newfound purpose and passion to make a difference in their communities.

Our mission is to provide every student with a relevant and purpose-driven education. Much of today’s classroom experience is outdated and disengaging,

a disservice to students who will be tasked, at some point, with entering a workforce that demands ever-changing competencies for an ever-changing world.

Noble Impact was founded on the belief that we can make a difference when we put students at the center of the equation. In partnership with students, teachers, and their communities, we aim to build a future where all citizens pursue their potential by improving the world for other.

Our Team

Noble Impact was founded in June 2013, with the mission to provide all students with a relevant and purpose-driven education.

Today, our team is growing faster than ever and serves more than 500 students through our portfolio of content and experiences.

Eric Wilson

Chief Executive Officer
We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.

— Franklin D. Roosevelt

Chad Williamson

Director of Curriculum
The ability to respond with enthusiasm to someone else’s potential is almost as rare as talent itself.

— Tiki Barber

Erica Swallow

Vice President of Product
Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.

— Rumi

Chris Forster

Director of Facilitation
If you love the life you live, you will live a life of love.

— Bob Marley


Trish Flanagan

Director of Social Entrepreneurship Projects
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.

― R. Buckminster Fuller

Steve Clark

Founder and Chairman
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.

— John Dewey


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Noble Impact
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107 East Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72201

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