What does the Trent community think about IMPACT?
A word from Trent's President:
“We are proud of the IMPACT Leadership program, which includes much of what is best about Trent: an emphasis on interactive learning; opportunities for both reflection and hands on learning; and a chance to pursue leadership in a way that makes the world a better place.”
- President of Trent University, Dr. Leo Groarke
From IMPACT Alumni:
"IMPACT is an engaging and empowering program which helped me gain the confidence to speak up about social justice issues. It was a safe space to learn and ask questions, then practice using my newfound knowledge to grow as an ally and activist."
- 2020-2021 Alumni (Virtual Program)
"IMPACT was an amazing opportunity not only to become part of a community with like-minded students, but it was also an amazing way to get involved in the community. The volunteer placement has connected me further with the Trent community, but also the greater Peterborough network. The IMPACT program consists of many different aspects, all aimed at challenging you to develop your leadership skills and understand who you are as a leader. It was an amazing experience!"
- 2019-2020 Alumni
"IMPACT was a very positive and enlightening experience. I had the opportunity to participate in many deep and important discussions on social justice and leadership. I also met many amazing people, some of whom I have developed strong friendships that I plan to maintain after the program completion. As a mature student I often feel somewhat disconnected from the general student population and this was an excellent opportunity to build some great connections. It has also given me a chance to get involved in the local community and as a result I feel much more connected with Peterborough outside of Trent."
- 2017-18 Alumni
"The IMPACT Program was the best part of my school year. It allowed me to gain valuable insights into who I am as a leader, opportunities to explore hands on learning projects in the community, and introduced me to wonderful facilitators and fellow IMPACT members who are also very passionate about social justice advocacy. I am recommending it to everyone I know!"
"The IMPACT Program was one of the most rewarding and self-discovering experiences I have ever had. The focus of this program is to teach leaders in our community how to use their skills to create positive social change, by first sparking the change within. I would strongly recommend this program to anyone who is passionate about making a difference, interested in self-discovery and personal growth, or simply to enhance their leadership skills."
- 2017-18 Alumni
“IMPACT opened my eyes to new social justice issues, allowed me to connect with others who shared similar passions, and gave me confidence as a leader. I went in unsure if I could succeed in a job in activism and came out eager to seek new opportunities in social justice work."
- 2016-17 Alumni