The mission of Stone & Compass is to serve as an incubator and driving force for global partnerships and projects based on our model for sustainability. Stone & Compass reinvests profits from its tours and programs into sustainable projects that help build a vibrant future full of hope, financial security, peace, and happiness.
To be sustainable, a project must be economically viable and include a tangible outcome. Each stakeholder involved may then educate and inspire others to form new projects, spreading the model of change. This intersection of partnerships and projects is necessary to move toward a peaceful global community that has universal respect for the individual, the collective, and the environment.
Stone & Compass works with stakeholders who are committed to collaborating across physical and ideological boundaries. We inspire them to see how their interests can come together into one project that will address multiple sustainable development goals.
Sustainable Partnership Model
Stone & Compass has created a new business in Italy that is completely run by and for young adults between the ages of 15-24. This project is creating new tours to fund the creation of a brand new culture center outside Palermo Sicily. LIFE will be creating future projects throughout the region that bring together youth and create opportunities to give back and create sustainability for people in need.
Stone & Compass continues to expand its global reach by partnering or creating projects that incentivize and inspire individuals to think beyond themselves with the hope of having a more sustainable future for all. At the heart of our mission is our internship program. Consisting of young adults ranging in age from 14-24, these interns are tasked with connecting, inspiring, and educating others through our partnership model. Each intern is part of a network that is building projects and friendships globally. Youth are the future and our interns are part of that future. Stone & Compass will continue to grow this project and add more interns in the future.
Stone & Compass owns a 2000 acre educational and cultural retreat center located in the heart of the Balkan Mountain range in Central Bulgaria. Through this center we offer a variety of education and cultural programs including: High School Cultural Exchange Programs from the US to Bulgaria, Service Learning Trips to Bulgaria, University Study Abroad programs, Free Youth Camps for Bulgarian Youth, English Language Learning, as well as a planned school at the site.
Stone and Compass through our international tours to Cambodia are working on a project to fund shadow puppet masters with the hope of educating and training new individuals and save this unique art form. By partnering with local entities in Cambodia and connections to the Cambodian community in Long Beach California Stone and Compass looks to broaden our tours in Cambodia and create a sustainable financial base to expand this project and create a future Stone and Compass center in the region.
Stone & Compass is working with Green Go Solar Project in Baja, Mexico. This project works with local villages to build small solar panels to power single family homes. We have a second project working on tourism through utilizing the environment.
We are working with and supporting Ultimate Peace. Ultimate Peace (UP) brings together youth from Palestinian, Arab Israeli, and Israeli Jewish communities to learn, play, and unite around the character building sport of Ultimate Frisbee. With a focus on teamwork, personal responsibility, and leadership, youth come together who would otherwise never meet due to the regional conflict. Our vision is that youth from diverse social and cultural backgrounds around the world will build new understandings, share meaningful experiences, and develop lasting relationships in and beyond the UP program. Based on this exposure and these connections, they will work collaboratively to bring about sustainable social change as the next generation of peace–building citizens.
EQUITABLE ACCESS TO STONE & COMPASS FACILITIES AND PROGRAMS
In addition this these NGO organizations, funding is reserved to underwrite access to programs for those in need including scholarships for students and programs for organizations at minimal costs. For more information about such programs contact us.