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From Forest Hills to the Blue Ridge Mountains >

This story is excerpted from a speech written by Shane Cho, a 12th grader at MELS, a NYC Outward Bound School in Forest Hills, Queens. Shane presented at a March fundraiser in support of scholarships that send NYC students on North Carolina Outward Bound School summer expeditions in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Hi everyone, just […]

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Getting Lost in the Woods to Find Yourself >

This story is excerpted from a speech written by Fiona Richards, an 11th grader at Gaynor McCown, a NYC Outward Bound School on Staten Island. Fiona presented at a fundraiser in support of scholarships that send NYC students on North Carolina Outward Bound School summer expeditions in the Blue Ridge Mountains. My name is Fiona, […]

MAELS Celebrates “No One Eats Alone” Day >

MAELS, a NYC Outward Bound middle school on Staten Island, celebrated “No One Eats Alone” Day on Feb. 14, an initiative started by the nonprofit Beyond Differences. A student team handed out bags of candy to everyone at the school, helping to ensure that no one feels isolated or alone on Valentine’s Day. This served as the […]

NYC Outward Bound Schools Hosts Project-Based Learning Institute >

Contributed by: Paco Hanlon, Select Strategies School Coach Teachers and administrators from all five boroughs, across all grades and subjects, gathered at NYC Outward Bound headquarters in Queens on January 23 to collaboratively learn more about implementing a project-based approach to their curricula. In the morning, the workshop focused on what project-based learning is and […]

Debunking Banking Myths: WHEELS Students Visit Chase Bank for Financial Workshop >

The JPMorgan Chase Harlem Community Branch hosted students from WHEELS, a NYC Outward Bound School in Washington Heights, for a financial literacy workshop on Friday, Jan. 31. The newly renovated Harlem Community Branch is the first space of its kind in the nation, and designed to be a resource to local small businesses and community […]

The Hechinger Report’s Miseducation Podcast Highlights James Baldwin Students >

This season of the Miseducation podcast, produced by The Hechinger Report in partnership with The Bell, follows students from NYC Outward Bound’s transfer school, James Baldwin. The stories seek to highlight how transfer schools like James Baldwin serve young men and women with different needs than traditional high school students. Listen to the podcast here.

Chalkbeat highlights WHEELS alumna’s first-person account of college supports >

Chalkbeat recently published a first-person piece written by Karla Arroyo, a WHEELS alum and recent SUNY Old Westbury grad. (more…)

Manhattan Times Publishes Student OpEd in English and Spanish >

The climate justice OpEd written by WHEELS seniors Diane Arevalo, Ricardo Herrera and Mayerling Lantigua was published in both English and Spanish in the Manhattan Times, which covers uptown Manhattan neighborhoods, including Washington Heights. Read the article here.

Network Teachers From Across NYC Participate in Knowledge Share >

NYC Outward Bound Schools recently hosted two content-specific meet-ups for teachers across its 13 network schools to provide support and promote the sharing of resources, curriculum and best practices among educators. (more…)