New Horizons for Youth

We want to build a generation of youth who are courageous, responsible, and respectful. We want to see youth take initiative and believe both in themselves and in those around them. We want the youth who pass through our programs to make decisions with confidence, to be able to work with others, and to be guided by values in all they do. Through our programs, we hope to empower young people to find real solutions to the challenges they face in life, to explain their opinions and values to those around them, and to be capable of changing their communities for the better.

Noi Orizonturi pentru Tineri

Our youth programs take young people out of their school environments and place them in a setting where they can learn through experience, whether through service-learning projects or adventure education activities. We keep things fun and give them a chance to socialize – things which are so important in adolescence – while also pushing them to develop themselves and to help those around them.

The VIAȚA Program

VIAȚA (which means “life”) was the first adventure education camp in Romania, and has an almost twenty-year history of changing kids’ lives. The program uses adventure education activities, including a high and low ropes course, rock climbing, orienteering, hiking, and much more, to encourage participants to overcome personal fears, work effectively in a group, and take initiative when faced with challenges. You can think of this program like a type of fun summer school, in which kids and teenagers learn and develop in the areas of communication, responsibility, trust in themselves and others, and empathy and care for others and for the environment. VIAȚA has helped over 15,000 young people develop themselves through week-long summer programs at our mountain camps, as well as special events in national parks, at schools, and elsewhere.

Learn more about VIAȚA

The IMPACT Program

IMPACT (which stands for Involvement, Motivation, Participation, Action, Community, Teens) is a network of youth community initiative clubs which started in Romania and has now spread around the world. IMPACT clubs are safe spaces for youth to develop and learn, accompanied by caring leaders and surrounded by a group of friends. Through IMPACT, youth learn how to identify needs in their community, how to collaborate with their community to find solutions to those needs, and to develop service-learning projects in order to implement those solutions. These service-learning projects are the laboratory for learning in IMPACT, and they bring real changes to communities as well as to the youth themselves, who develop life skills and competencies through their participation.

Learn more about IMPACT

New Horizons for Youth

We want to build a generation of youth who are courageous, responsible, and respectful. We want to see youth take initiative and believe both in themselves and in those around them. We want the youth who pass through our programs to make decisions with confidence, to be able to work with others, and to be guided by values in all they do. Through our programs, we hope to empower young people to find real solutions to the challenges they face in life, to explain their opinions and values to those around them, and to be capable of changing their communities for the better.

Our youth programs take young people out of their school environments and place them in a setting where they can learn through experience, whether through service-learning projects or adventure education activities. We keep things fun and give them a chance to socialize – things which are so important in adolescence – while also pushing them to develop themselves and to help those around them.

The VIAȚA Program

VIAȚA (which means “life”) was the first adventure education camp in Romania, and has an almost twenty-year history of changing kids’ lives. The program uses adventure education activities, including a high and low ropes course, rock climbing, orienteering, hiking, and much more, to encourage participants to overcome personal fears, work effectively in a group, and take initiative when faced with challenges. You can think of this program like a type of fun summer school, in which kids and teenagers learn and develop in the areas of communication, responsibility, trust in themselves and others, and empathy and care for others and for the environment. VIAȚA has helped over 15,000 young people develop themselves through week-long summer programs at our mountain camps, as well as special events in national parks, at schools, and elsewhere.

Learn more about VIAȚA

The IMPACT Program

IMPACT (which stands for Involvement, Motivation, Participation, Action, Community, Teens) is a network of youth community initiative clubs which started in Romania and has now spread around the world. IMPACT clubs are safe spaces for youth to develop and learn, accompanied by caring leaders and surrounded by a group of friends. Through IMPACT, youth learn how to identify needs in their community, how to collaborate with their community to find solutions to those needs, and to develop service-learning projects in order to implement those solutions. These service-learning projects are the laboratory for learning in IMPACT, and they bring real changes to communities as well as to the youth themselves, who develop life skills and competencies through their participation.

Learn more about IMPACT