Go somewhere awesome.

Go on an epic trip and be part of venture-minded solutions. 

One of the Impact Junkie member perks is being part of the action on epic VENTURE TRIPS. As an IJ Member, each month you are a part of real impact happening in many different parts of the world. It’s more than just a box once a month, it is access to engage in these awesome opportunities happening all around the world. Your superpowers are how you get there. We need solution-minded people to work together as we solve real problems on each trip. This is the first step in surfacing the needs of the area and developing venture minded solutions that would be self-sustainable. In Haiti, we not only built three water wells on an epic trip, but discovered a way to educate and employ the people of Haiti to build a water wells. This venture is bringing clean water to over one million Haitians now. Discovering self-sustainable solutions is our goal for each trip moving them into a venture that changes lives. 

Some of the superpowers needed for these trips include: medical professionals, educators, students, creative thinkers, problem solvers, business minds, finance gurus, legal types, policy wonks, elementary & youth educators, photographers, tech trainers, graphic designers, healthcare professionals, social workers, construction minds (lots!), food service, hospitality industry, and more.

Checkout the upcoming trips!

BELIZE

Total cost of the trip: TBA

Dates: July 28th - August 1st 

“Meet the Entrepreneurs of Belize” Trip! Chicken Farmers, Mayan Artisans, Venture Managers & more! Immerse yourself in the start-up of a farm, a business, a future alongside the dreamers in Belize! 

(airfare from DC + 4 days/3 nights + Meet Entrepreneurs of Belize experience)

Each trip includes meeting with the many entrepreneurs in the Mayan villages in Southern Belize and become a partner in launching ventures that changes lives. Meet the chickens, experience the local market, have dinner with the locals, and the beautiful culture in Punta Gorda. Many of the children in the Mayan villages cannot afford school, and families live day to day, but an open-door to business + the global market changes it all.

Trip Info Meetings hosted by IJ Trip Team via Google Hangout

  • Thursday, May 17th, 6 p.m., Pacific Time
  • Thursday, May 24th, 6 p.m., Pacific Time

Trip Planning Meetings hosted by IJ Trip Team via Google Hangout

  • Thursday, June 14th, 6 p.m., Pacific Time
  • Thursday june 28th, 6 p.m., Pacific Time
  • Thursday, July 19th, 6 p.m., Pacific Time. FINAL MEETING.

Payment Schedule:

Payment

Amount

Due Date

Application fee $50 - non-refundable May 31st

First Payment

$600 - non-refundable

June 10th

Second Payment

$500

June 30th

Final Payment

$450

July 10th

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Imagine doing more than sightseeing. Doing more than learning about the daily challenges people are facing. Imagine engaging in real change! If that thought excites you, then this venture trip has your name all over it! In partnership with missionaries, you will be working to continue the water well project that was started in May 2017. You will be looking into the possibilities of serving alongside nonprofit, NJ4Haiti (www.nj4haiti.org), as well as scoping out ways to empower orphans to change their futures, and serving at local schools. Unleash your creativity and passion as you brainstorm solutions to some of the biggest problems Haiti is facing! In August, we will return to Haiti to continue these projects and more.

Total cost of the trip: $1,900

Dates: August 10-17

Trip Info Meetings hosted by IJ Trip Team via Google Hangout

  • Thursday, May 3rd, 6 p.m., Pacific Time

Trip Planning Meetings hosted by IJ Trip Team via Google Hangout

  • Tuesday, May 8th, 6 p.m., Pacific Time
  • Tuesday, May 22nd, 6 p.m., Pacific Time
  • Tuesday, June 5th, 6 p.m., Pacific Time
  • Tuesday, June 19th, 6 p.m., Pacific Time
  • Tuesday, July 10th, 6 p.m., Pacific Time
  • Tuesday, July 24th, 6 p.m., Pacific Time

Payment Schedule:

Payment

Amount

Due Date

Application fee $50 - non-refundable May 31st

First Payment

$700 - non-refundable

June 15th

Second Payment

$600

June 30th

Final Payment

$600

July 10th

You can Pay for the trip Below: 

Haiti Application Fee         

What’s included:
Flight expenses from departure city, Housing expenses, Food expenses
Sightseeing expenses based on itinerary, Onsite transportation expenses
What’s NOT included:
Travel to and from departure city, Medical trip insurance, Additional meals
Immunizations (if required), Luggage fees, Passports (if required), WiFi access (note: some hotels provide WiFi free of charge), Snacks purchased between meals, Souvenirs

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Nepal

Dates: November 10th - November 20th 

estimated cost: TBA

“Art Venture Trekking + Meet the Young Artists in Nepal” in partnership with various children’s homes in Kathmandu and beyond to launch art + tech ventures to provide education for children. 

(airfare from DC + 6 days/5 nights + Art Venture Trekking experience)

Each trip purchase provides each child in a children’s home education for a year. Nepal is known for its trekking culture, but what if it included trekking to change lives? Well, now it does. An international adventure to Nepal to meet the young artists in Nepal, the children launching the Art + Tech Venture, in Nepal. Experience first-hand the launch of their own venture using digital technology to connect to a global art community. Tour various children’s homes, participate in the Children Art shows, tour of Kathmandu in all its beauty,  and soak in the lively culture of Nepal at every turn. 

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IMPACT JUNKIE will be partnering with “If You Really Knew Me” on an international venture trip to Kenya on July 1-July 10 with high school students and chaperones recruited through If You Really Knew Me Program and their team led by Nathaniel Rios. The overall goal of IMPACTJUNKIE is to empower individuals to move towards sustainability through means of starting an impact venture and bring impact to your venture where they find most success and facilitating relationships/partnerships with the resources needed to do so and above all, do no harm.

You have a big idea + big heart to want to impact the world around you. Where do you start? How can you make an impact? But, do you want to do what has always been done before? Do you actually want to see poverty end? Do you want to start a business/initiative that makes sustainable impact? Are you a young/future entrepreneur looking for the next big thing? If that’s you, then we have the best first step - let’s go! Take an epic trip to Kenya this summer! Kenya is full of opportunity to start future venture businesses, make impact using your superpowers, discover more about yourself and your future and see the world change right before your eyes.

Learn how to launch *life-changing* ventures with the local villages in Kenya, be a part of lasting impact in the high schools through If You Really Knew Me anti-bullying campaigns, meet with government and local leaders (principals, Department of Education, and more!), adventure on an African Safari and experience entrepreneurship hands-on training with IMPACTJUNKIE to start your own venture. With many other exciting opportunities to come - this trip is for anyone and everyone interested in making an impact. The trip is lead by Philip Harding, cofounder of IMPACTJUNKIE, Harvard graduate and former university-wide president of Harvard University. Learn more about his background here: Learn more about Philip Harding

Superpowers needed: future educators, creative thinkers, problem solvers, business minds, finance gurus, legal types, policy wonks, elementary & youth experience, photographers, tech trainers, graphic designers, future healthcare professionals, future social workers, construction minds (lots!), food service, hospitality industry, and more.

Total cost of the trip: $2,500

Dates: July 1-10

Interested but need more information? click below!

Kenya Interest Form

Trip Info Meetings hosted by IJ Trip Team via Google Hangout

  • Thursday, April 12th - 8pm, CST
  • Thursday, April 26th - 8pm, CST

If you are interested in attending the Kenya trip please fill out the application below:

Kenya Epic Trip Application

What are we going to do in Kenya?

  • Flying into Nairobi and spending 8 life changing days in Kenya!
  • Hosting If You Really Knew Me with two high schools in Kenya with a need for anti-bullying programs

  • Meeting with local principals and Department of Education leaders to bring If You Really Knew Me and anti-bullying efforts to more schools in Kenya 

  • Meeting with influential government officials and community leaders

  • Scoping out venture opportunities in the communities of Kenya such as Water Ventures, Farming Ventures, and other business opportunities 

  • Hosting a Entrprenership Meet up with The Next Big Thing Training in Start Up/Coworking spaces in Nairobi, Kenya 

  • Meeting with Horizon Sign Language Training Centre 

Payment Schedule:

Payment

Amount

Due Date

First Payment

$1,000 - non-refundable

May 14th

Second Payment

$500

May 28th

Final Payment

$1,000

June 11th

You can Pay for the trip Below: 

    

For anyone under the age of 18 Please fill out the Minor Release Form:

Minor Release Form

Please take some time and review this important health and safety information regarding Kenya. It covers underage travelers, immunizations, required visa information and information regarding the embassy.

*Important Information*

What’s included:
Flight expenses from departure city, Housing expenses, Food expenses
Sightseeing expenses based on itinerary, Onsite transportation expenses
What’s NOT included:
Travel to and from departure city, Medical trip insurance, Additional meals
Immunizations (if required), Luggage fees, Passports (if required), WiFi access (note: some hotels provide WiFi free of charge), Snacks purchased between meals, Souvenirs

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      BURKINA FASO

      *Fall 2018

      estimated cost: TBA

      Be a part of EPIC change in Burkina Faso! An 80% illiteracy rate? Third poorest country in the world? Malnutrition? We will be facing down these issues (and more). Your superpowers + your creativity = exactly what we need to bring solutions that will enhance the quality of life for the Burkinabe people forever! You'll aid in setting up a literacy center, facilitate training in areas of hygiene and nutrition, and distribute water filters. Best of all, you'll put hands and feet on your passion for sustainable change! The moment to engage is now. We dare you.

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      WASHINGTON DC

      It is the hub where big decisions are made that affect not only our country, but the world around us. As Impact Junkies, we want to bring simple solutions to the world’s biggest problems. We will become engaged in the needs such as homelessness, sex trafficking, and other needs of the D.C. and surrounding areas- while also giving you the practical tools to do the same in your community, your church, your school, and beyond.

      *Year round enrollment*

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      GREECE 

      “From Rafts to the Dinner Table” Take the trip of lifetime to experience Syrian cuisine and its *new* culture in Europe! Be part of launching this new type of cooking venture to provide income for Syrian refugees as they resettle from tent to home.  

      (airfare from DC + 4 days/3 nights + Syrian cuisine experience)

      Take an international trip to meet with refugee families in Europe (Germany or Greece), participate in a hands-on authentic Syrian cooking class, and have dinner with a refugee family as you hear their stories from rafts to the dinner table. You will come as strangers, but leave as friends around the dinner table. Why the dinner table? As culture shifts with refugees leaving everything behind, family included, to survive, many misconceptions of who they are, and desire to share their love for Syria absent of hate, but filled with love. The dinner table is the open door to starting a conversation, hearing their stories, and being a part of changing lives (yours included!)

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      HONDURAS

      Honduras is exploding with the desire for entrepreneurial growth across many different areas! Imagine visiting an orphanage and instead of helping them for a week - you and your IJ squad discovered sustainable ways to help them. This project aims to do just that: empower the children of the orphanage and the surrounding communities to be self-sustaining in all they do. We are partnering with organizations that are looking to build restaurants, hotels, resort, and more - the possibilities are endless. Your creativity will explode on this trip! You will be building out technology education, hands-on workshops for entrepreneurial skills, and knowledge sharing on how they can live the best life!

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      GUATEMALA

      Guatemala is waiting for you - but will you go? In partnership with the Children’s Home, we will be providing education opportunities for the children through trade work and digital technology. For all our healthcare professionals- we will be providing nutrition and health trainings for children and families in the local communities. Lots of exciting ways to help the community in many different ways- your creativity will be key in making it happen! 

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      GO TO PRISON - PRINCESS WITHIN

      As Impact Junkies, we are constantly searching for new ways to love people and change lives! For this incredible venture, we are partnering with The Princess Within Conference (a ministry of National ALJC Women’s Esprit President Karen Rhinehart) to bring a unique program to incarcerated women across the nation. It is all about CHANGE! In both spiritual and daily living. The number of women in state correctional facilities has increased by over 700% since 1980. Current statistics show that almost half of women convicted will reoffend. The Princess Within Conference aims to change that! During this program, you will not only participate in the two day conference focused on spiritual change, you'll also join in building out curriculum to defend against recidivism. The most amazing part- you'll engage in hands on training that will give you the tools to bring The Princess Within to your own state! Richard Sterns said it like this, “So many people are crying out to God for His help. Might YOU be the answer to one of their prayers?” There's only one way to find out!

      Dates:

      • May 11 & 12 - Pennsylvania
      • July 20 & 21 - Ohio
      • August 17 & 18 - Florida
      • September 28 & 29 - Texas
      • November 2nd & 3rd Tennesse

      2019 Dates:

      • January 25 & 26 - Mississippi
      • May 25 & 26 - Hawaii

       

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      Important Info 

      What’s included:
      • Flight expenses from departure city
      • Housing expenses
      • Food expenses
      • Sightseeing expenses based on itinerary
      • Onsite transportation expenses
      What’s NOT included:
      • Travel to and from departure city
      • Medical trip insurance
      • Additional meals
      • Immunizations (if required)
      • Luggage fees 
      • Passports (if required)
      • WiFi access (note: some hotels provide WiFi free of charge)
      • Snacks purchased between meals
      • Souvenirs

       

      FAQS

      Q – What are the age requirements for an Epic Trip?

      A – Trips are open to all applicants 18 years and older. Some trips will be open to 16 years to 18 years old and will be announced on a trip by trip basis.

      Q – What is the next step after my application is submitted?

      A – Once application is submitted, our Trips Team will be in contact with you within 24-48 hours. 

      Q – How will I be contacted about my application?

      A – We will communicate mostly through email, so make sure you provide an email address that you check daily.

      Q – Do I need shots or special medication?

      A – Go to www.cdc.gov and search for your host destination area in the “Travelers’ Health” section. You will be able to read what is suggested and/or required. Print off this list and take it to your doctor at least 1 month prior to your trip to discuss options.

      Q – Do you accept late applications or can you add me to a waitlist?

      A – This will be on a trip by trip case. Waitlist spots are given to those who applied before the deadline.

      Become an IMPACT JUNKIE member now to get the details for every trip and learn how to sign-up in advance.

       

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