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Seth LeightonSeth Leighton is the Executive Director of Envoys. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn and learn more at envoys.com.

 

WHAT DO YOU DO?
Envoys partners with innovative schools and teachers to expand the boundaries of possibility for global education programming.

 

WHY DO YOU DO IT?
For our partner schools, Envoys serves as a catalyst for the spread of global education, facilitating the development within students of the capacity and disposition to understand and take action on issues of global significance. For our partner vendors, Envoys mission is to catalyze sustainable income-generating opportunities through local communities.

 

WHAT IMPACT ARE YOU MAKING?
Most importantly, we are changing the lives of individual students with every program that we conduct. On a larger scale, we are influencing the spread of global education programming within schools by adding value in the domains of logistics, risk management, and education. With our partners around the world, we are providing a consistency and predictability of cash-flow necessary for small, locally-owned vendors to expand their operations within their communities.

 

WHAT (OR WHO) INSPIRES YOU TO MAKE THIS IMPACT?
We live in a world with complex problems. Solving these problems requires the dedicated attention of a variety of actors, most critically by expanding the perspective and motivation for students to take an active role in the global community.

 

WHAT’S YOUR BIG DREAM FOR THE ORGANIZATION AND THE IMPACT YOU WANT TO MAKE?
We seek to transform the concept of education within schools, merging the benefits of intentional curriculum and focused academic work with the opportunities for retention, engagement, and mentorship in the world of experiential education.

 

WHAT RESOURCES DO YOU NEED TO MAKE THOSE DREAMS COME TRUE?
Our largest need is for more talented and like-minded individuals to join our team.

 

WHAT IS (OR HAS BEEN) YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE?
As Envoys has expanded our operations to more than 25 different countries, the biggest challenge has been maintaining our quality of service throughout our programming. That said, our ability to do this is also our greatest source of pride.

 

WHAT WORDS OF ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR OTHER LEADERS LOOKING TO MAKE AN IMPACT?
Get the right people on the bus. After that, the power of your ideas and strength of your processes will make the difference.

 

HOW CAN OTHERS SUPPORT YOU OR YOUR CAUSE?
If you are interested in being involved with Envoys, either as a school partner or partner organization, please reach out!

 


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