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NYC Outward Bound Schools relies on the financial support of individuals like you. Please consider making a secure, online donation, attending our Annual Gala & Silent Auction or inquiring about other giving opportunities by contacting Paola Vita.

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ATTEND:
There are a variety of events that you can attend, from attending our Annual Annual Gala & Silent Auction to smaller events we hold throughout the year. For more information contact Hannah Read.

BID:
If you love bidding on quality and rare items, then check out our online auction each May/June. All proceeds go to support our work with NYC’s youth.

RECONNECT:
If you’re an alum of an NYC Outward Bound Schools' school or program, we want to hear from you as we consider the best ways to begin building alumni groups and chapters across the City. 

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We need your voice to help promote the work that we do. You can submit a testimonial for us to use in promotional materials; share our website, videos, articles and events with your social networks; and forward our emails and invitations to friends and colleagues who might be interested in our mission.

"I regard it as the foremost task of education to insure the survival of these qualities: an enterprising curiosity, an undefeatable spirit, tenacity in pursuit, readiness for sensible self- denial, and above all, compassion."
—Kurt Hahn, Founder, Outward Bound

“There should be an Expeditionary Learning School in every neighborhood in this country, as it is the only design, that I am aware of, where experience is at the center and the things which we experience are those we best remember.”
—Tom Vander Ark, former Executive Director, Education, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

“NYC Outward Bound is…defying the lie, defying the myth, defying the stereotypes about what children can and cannot do.”
—Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education

"NYC Outward Bound is doing what everyone talks about doing: insuring that zip code does not determine one's destiny... They said,'We have a different way.' And their way was right. It was a more holistic,more comprehensive approach that addressed the entire [child], and they have had truly extraordinary success."
-Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Recent News

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    Goodwill at WHEELS for EL's Better World Day May 8, 2018

    WHEELS seniors recently took part in a Participatory Action Research (PAR) project, in which they learned lessons on social issues and philanthropy, and then paid it forward by awarding $2,500 in grant money to a local community-based organization (CBO).

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    MAELS students place kindness rocks at South Beach Boardwalk May 8, 2018

    Sixth-graders from Marsh Avenue Expeditionary Learning School, New Springville, recently spread kindness at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk in South Beach.

    As a part of EL Education's Better World Day, MAELS students painted rocks with inspirational messages from "The Kindness Rocks Project" with the purpose of cultivating connections within the community and lifting others up through simple acts of kindness.

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    How Is Change Achieved When Protest Ends? Leaders High School Sends Teens Citywide Seeking Answers May 7, 2018

    Leaders High School sent a teen team to delve into modern community organizing during their week-long field course “Intensive.” Read about what they learned in this thought-provoking article.

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