New Horizons Foundation-USA

A nonprofit organization

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Imagine youth that are truly involved in real social change. Imagine youth petitioning their mayor and gaining 1,500 signatures to get speed bumps installed to protect innocent lives. Imagine youth getting the first ecological outhouse installed in a key area of a National Park. Imagine youth raising money to buy a milk cow for an orphanage so it can be more self-sustaining. Imagine youth full of courage, compassion, perseverance, able to define success and pursue their dreams. Now imagine these youth having key skills like project management, problem solving, teamwork, communication, innovation and creativity etc. - skills that are not taught in the current educational system. In other words, can you imagine real development happening in Romania and in the world? Can you imagine this next generation of youth becoming change agents, problem solvers, expressing compassionate competence and entrepreneurial energies for the public good? If you can imagine this, if you can dream this, then you have just imagined concrete reality, the work of New Horizons Foundation.

The mission of New Horizons Foundation is to promote top quality experiential education models that advance life skills among youth as a means for sustainable development. The Foundation envisions a world where all young people are empowered to act on behalf of the common good.
New Horizons Foundation (NHF) runs non-formal education programs, nationally and internationally, and is primarily geared towards youth aged 12-18/19.

New Horizons Foundation has created two innovative non-formal educational programs for youth: the VIATA Program (an adventure education program consisting of an annual summer youth camps in Straja resort) and the IMPACT Program (a national network of Community Initiative Clubs for Youth). The working methods of NHF programs include service learning and adventure education. In 2006, New Horizons Foundation received the diploma of excellence from the National Authority for Youth in recognition of the IMPACT program’s merits. And in 2010, NHF was awarded second prize in the Education Awards Gala in the section “NGOs of the year in the education field” for continued excellence of its educational programs.

New Horizons Foundation-USA is a 501(c)3 corporation established and registered in the state of Iowa. NHF-USA exists to support the work of the New Horizons Foundation of Lupeni, Romania.

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New Horizons Foundation-USA

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4605 W 5th St
Duluth, MN 55807



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