JUMP Math is a registered charity that operates as a social enterprise. JUMP Math derives a major portion of its income from sales of print and digital program resources, and teacher professional development. Its programs are primarily sold to school districts, schools, and teachers. Income earned from sales is re-invested into the organization to further the mission. JUMP Math is recognized as a leading social enterprise and its founder as an acclaimed social entrepreneur.
Egerton Ryerson Award for Dedication to Public Education
John Mighton received People for Education’s Egerton Ryerson Award in November 2016. The award is given once annually to honour Canadians who have been outspoken in their advocacy for strong public education. Other recipients have included a former Prime Minister.
2016 WISE (World Innovation Summit for Education) Awards
JUMP Math is one of the six winners of the 2016 WISE (World Innovation Summit for Education) Awards, an initiative of the Qatar Foundation. This is the second win for a Canadian organization since the founding of the awards in 2009. The WISE Award recognizes JUMP Math for its work in helping students learn and love math across Canada, Spain, Bulgaria, and in the USA—where its new U.S. Common Core Edition offers CCSS-aligned lessons for grades K–8. Read more about this 2016 WISE Award here.
Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year
John Mighton, JUMP Math’s founder, has been named as one of Schwab Foundation’s Social Entrepreneurs of the Year 2015! The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship was founded by Professor Klaus and Hilde Schwab to promote entrepreneurial solutions and social commitment with a clear impact at the grassroots level. Professor Schwab had previously created the World Economic Forum and built it into the foremost global community of world leaders in business, government, academia and civil society committed to improving the state of the world. The World Economic Forum and the Schwab Foundation work in close partnership to provide social entrepreneurs with a platform to showcase their important role in today’s society.
Social Enterprize Gold Award
Winner of the Trico Foundation’s Social EnterPrize Gold Award. The Social EnterPrize awards were created to recognize and celebrate leadership and excellence in social entrepreneurship across Canada. Watch the video here. In 2015, Daniel Samosh and Dr. Tina Dacin, Queen’s School of Business, Centre for Social Impact documented JUMP Math's evolution as a charitable, social enterprise. Read the JUMP Math Social EnterPrize Case Study 2015 here.
Ashoka Fellow, John Mighton
Founder, John Mighton, is an Ashoka Fellow. Ashoka Fellows are leading social entrepreneurs that have innovative solutions to social problems and the potential to change patterns across society. Ashoka is a global organization that identifies and invests in leading social entrepreneurs. It is the largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide, with nearly 3,000 Ashoka Fellows in 70 countries putting their system changing ideas into practice on a global scale.
Ernst & Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year
John Mighton was named Social Entrepreneur of the Year for Canada in November 2014, a unique special citation awarded to an entrepreneur whose achievements have driven large-scale social change and improved people’s lives. For over 20 years, Ernst & Young have celebrated entrepreneurial leaders.
John Mighton, founder of JUMP Math, spoke at TEDxCERN on September 24. The theme for 2014 was "Forward: Charting the Future with Science", featuring talks that build a bold, new vision of how science can address some of the most pressing issues of our times. Watch the video here.
Fundación Telefónica Names JUMP Math in Top Three STEM Innovations Worldwide
JUMP Math is one of the top three innovations, selected from 100 innovations from around the world that address the massive need for more STEM-proficient students. The selection was made by an Education Challenge Panel of experts, funded by Fundación Telefónica.
Social Innovation Generation (SiG) Profiles JUMP Math
SiG states, "With strong research to back up their products, JUMP believes they are in a strong position to appeal to philanthropists and organizations particularly interested in education innovation".
abc* Continuity Forum Finalist
JUMP's founder, John Mighton, is one of 23 social entrepreneurs selected to present at the Continuity Forum, the preeminent annual event for leaders thinking about and implementing investment philanthropy in the Americas, in Miami in November 2014. The abc* Foundation is a think-do tank that identifies and supports high-impact initiatives and leaders in the Americas striving to promote peace, sustainability and prosperity.