Empathy. Education. Entrepreneurship.

Indigo Impact Initiative (I3) is a network of Communities providing at-risk Youth with mentorship in technology and entrepreneurship.

I3 supports these communities with the Indigo Assessment, on-site support, online resources, and sharing of best practices with innovative schools and programs.  

One of our Core initiatives are virtual Reality Academies in partnership with Lobaki.

Students engaging in an Indigo Workshop.

Students engaging in an Indigo Workshop.

We Help Communities

  • Better prepare their students to be productive members of society.
  • Redefine the meaning of success. A "one-sized-fits-all" notion of success fails many in today's world.
  • Personalize their students' educational experiences. "Individualized" education is often not "personalized" education.
  • Prepare their students with the skills to address a broader range of real world problems
  • Develop intra and interpersonal skills, which are critical to success in life.   

“If you can catalyze the latent potential in a community, magic happens.”— Sheri Smith, Founder


Student participating in an Indigo workshop.

Student participating in an Indigo workshop.

How We Work

We have an integrated model to engage community stakeholders, insure community buy-in, and provide the talent and resources necessary for success.

Niagara students participating in the Fbites Program

Niagara students participating in the Fbites Program


Meet Our Communities

  • Clarksdale, MS - Music, mentorship, entrepreneurism, and soul in the "Delta".
  • San Juan, UT - Navajo youth embracing anchient culture for modern transformation.  
  • Niagara, NY - A "forgotten" town is inspiring youth through cooking, theater and civic engagement.

Students at Thrive Public Schools show off their work to founder, Sheri Smith!

Students at Thrive Public Schools show off their work to founder, Sheri Smith!

Meet Our Lab Schools

We work with a number of schools around the country that we call Lab Schools.  These schools are pushing the boundaries of innovation.  

  • Thrive Public Schools, Chula Vista, CA
  • Phoenix Coding Academy, Phoenix, AZ
  • ALBA Community Day School, San Diego, CA
  • Peak to Peak HS, Layfette, CO
  • Blue Valley CAPS, Overland, KS
  • New Vista High School, Boulder, CO

Students from Spring Initiative in Clarksdale, MS

Students from Spring Initiative in Clarksdale, MS

Support Our Mission

If you live near one of our communities or otherwise feel inspired to be involved, please contact us to join our mission. Donations are also vital to our growth. They help us secure dedicated personnel for community impact, student programs, storytelling and outreach.


Some of our Partners

Community Indigo Assessments provided in partnership with TTI