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    MELS students intern with The Nature Conservancy

    July 22, 2017

    Two MELS students are working at Mashomack Preserve on Shelter Island this summer as part of The Nature Conservancy’s Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future (LEAF) program.

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    MELS's Radical Act of Leading for Deeper Learning

    July 17, 2017

    At MELS, a focus on deeper learning demands leaders who trust and support teachers to create rich curriculum and to engage students as whole beings rather than simply as data points.

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    Gaynor McCown Students Raise Money and Awareness for Local Teen with Rare Disease

    June 28, 2017

    When students at Gaynor McCown learned about fellow Staten island teen JH Dilgen's fight against epidermolysys bullosa, they were determined to help: by raising money and awareness.

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    Launch Students March to End Gun Violence

    June 15, 2017

    On Friday, June 9th, seventh graders from Launch marched from their school to a rally at Restoration Plaza amphitheater, where the student body president kicked off a series of speakers from the school and community, in partnership with the Save Our Streets (SOS) Crown Heights organization.

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  • Launch Students featured on News 12

    June 9, 2017

    On June 9th, 2017, 7th graders at Launch, a NYC Outward Bound School in Bed-Stuy, staged a walk-out and marched to Restoration Plaza as a demonstration to end gun violence in their neighborhood. Partnering with Save Our Streets (SOS), the 100+ students recited original poetry at the Plaza, and shared their own stories of gun violence.

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    West End Secondary Students Visit the State Capital to Save the Hudson

    May 25, 2017

    Students from West End Secondary School (WESS) went to the State Capitol to speak in favor of a bill sponsored by local Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal.

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    Leaders High School fights Bullying

    April 29, 2017

    ABC 7's Diana Williams returns to Leaders High School to follow up with the Peer Mediators, Leaders' restorative justice program.

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    WHEELS Receives 2017 SupportMusic Merit Award from The NAMM Foundation

    April 4, 2017

    WHEELS is one of only 92 schools in the country to receive the prestigious SupportMusic Merit Award for excellence in music education.

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    MELS students inspire with Portraits of Activism

    April 1, 2017

    For 8th-graders at MELS, lessons in writing, art and social studies have come together in a published book of 25 interviews and portraits of social activists in New York City.

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    Gaynor McCown Students Give Back

    March 15, 2017

    Gaynor McCown students hosted 200 guests at the 6th Annual John's Pasta Party to raise money for the South Shore Rotary John Dressler Scholarship, aimed to help students with cancer return to the classroom.

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