Leaders’ Dana Nelson Wins 2022 R. Gaynor McCown Excellence in Teaching Award >

Dana Nelson, a humanities teacher at Leaders, wins this year’s Gaynor McCown Award for Excellence in Teaching for building authentic learning experiences and fostering a student-led community at the school.

NYC Outward Bound Schools Celebrate Better World Day 2021 >

Several NYC Outward Bound schools are participating in EL Education’s Better World Day 2021 by completing projects that benefit their community.

Council Member Treyger Commends Leaders for Community-Building >

Read an excerpt from NYC Outward Bound Schools’ webinar on SEL, during which Hon. Mark Treyger, NYC Council Member and Chair of the Committee on Education, named Leaders High School as a model for how relationship-building should be implemented in schools city-wide. 

College-Bound Senior from Leaders Featured on NY1 >

Gabriella Babskiy, a senior at Leaders High School, a NYC Outward Bound School in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, was featured in a NY1 story about students who are changing their college plans due to COVID-19.

Join Us For An Open House! >

Please join us for an open house on October 10th or 17th at 6pm to learn more about Leaders! Email Tom Mullen, Principal, with questions or to RSVP: [email protected]

Op-Ed: Have Police-Community Relations Improved From Harlem To Hollis? >

Leaders High School teacher Mike McQuillan recently reflected on his students’ recent Intensive investigating police and community relations.

How Is Change Achieved When Protest Ends? >

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.

Peer Mediation featured on ABC News >

Learn about our peer mediation program, featured on ABC’s Protect Our Children, an annual segment exploring issues affecting children, students, and parents here in New York City.

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How Is Change Achieved When Protest Ends? Leaders High School Sends Teens Citywide Seeking Answers >

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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The Takeaway: Leaders High School’s Success with Restorative Justice >

The Takeway interviews Principal David O’Hara and counselor Felicia Harper of our Leaders High School. They discuss the power of‪ restorative justice‬ in bringing down school suspensions and in raising levels of student engagement in all students and, in effect, breaking Leaders’ contribution to the school-to-prison-pipeline.