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.

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Noble Summit: Win $20,000+ in Prizes for Best Teacher Ideas

Noble Summit: Win $20,000+ in Prizes for Best Teacher Ideas

Are you attending the Noble Impact Educators Summit? Your ideas could win your school a portion of $20,000+ in tech and classroom funds!

To College Or Not To College: 3 Education Strategies for Young Entrepreneurs

To College Or Not To College: 3 Education Strategies for Young Entrepreneurs

Are you a young entrepreneur or parent of a young entrepreneur trying to figure out if college is the right step? Consider the following options…

Noble Impact Seeks Lead Engineer To Scale Access To Opportunity For K-12 Students

Noble Impact Seeks Lead Engineer To Scale Access To Opportunity For K-12 Students

We’re hiring! Noble Impact is looking for a technologist who’s passionate about building and leading the future of education for K-12 students. Sound like you or someone you know? Let’s connect!

FAQ: Noble Impact Educators Summit 2016

FAQ: Noble Impact Educators Summit 2016

Learn more about Noble Impact Educators Summit, a three-day professional development event for educators to reimagine what education could be. July 27-29.

CTE Educators: Get Free Registration to Noble Summit!

CTE Educators: Get Free Registration to Noble Summit!

One hundred Arkansas CTE educators will receive complimentary registration to the Noble Impact Educators Summit, July 27-29, 2016.

Join Us at the Noble Impact Educators Summit!

Join Us at the Noble Impact Educators Summit!

Attend the inaugural Noble Impact Educators Summit, a professional development event where educators aim to rewire education for purpose and relevance.


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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

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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

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

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

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