At Noble Impact we operate on four key beliefs.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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A Noble Scholar On ‘Ten Things I Know To Be True’

A Noble Scholar On ‘Ten Things I Know To Be True’

Inspired by Google’s philosophical manifesto, “Ten Things We Know To Be True,” Noble Impact scholars write their own list of values.

A Student’s Perspective On ‘Most Likely To Succeed’ Film

A Student’s Perspective On ‘Most Likely To Succeed’ Film

Noble Impact 201 scholar Jones McConnell reflects on this year’s breakthrough education documentary and on meeting its executive director, Ted Dintersmith.

‘Most Likely To Succeed’ Film Spurs Education Conversation In Arkansas

‘Most Likely To Succeed’ Film Spurs Education Conversation In Arkansas

Hundreds of concerned Arkansans gathered to discuss the future of education at two Noble Impact screening of education documentary “Most Likely To Succeed.”

Aimée Eubanks Davis: Reimagining College-to-Career Success With Braven

Aimée Eubanks Davis: Reimagining College-to-Career Success With Braven

Braven, a college-credit Accelerator program, was founded by Aimée Eubanks Davis to equip low-income, marginalized college students with pathways to success.

How Lean Startup Is Changing High School Education

How Lean Startup Is Changing High School Education

Educators worldwide are seeking ways to better engage students and prepare them for life after high school. For some, Lean Startup is a part of the solution.

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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 400 students through our portfolio of content and experiences.

Eric Wilson

Chief Executive
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 Content Design & Facilitation
The ability to respond with enthusiasm to someone else’s potential is almost as rare as talent itself.”

— Tiki Barber

Chris Forster

Facilitator at eStem Public Charter School
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

Erica Swallow

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

— Rumi

Steve Clark

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

— John Dewey

David Allan

Middle School Facilitator
Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

Savannah Burl

Social Media Apprentice
It’s not important what you are doing, but in what state of mind you are doing it.

— Marina Abramović

Christina Oaks

Facilitator Apprentice
Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.

— Albert Einstein

Jonah Rudkin

Facilitator Apprentice
Well done is better than well said.

— Benjamin Franklin


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c/o Arkansas Venture Center
107 East Markham Street
Little Rock, AR  72201