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.

Op-Ed: What Makes Social Protest Effective? >

Leaders High School teacher Michael McQuillan writes about the importance of Intensives at NYC Outward Bound Schools.

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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MAELS Chorus Wins Big >

The MAELS choir walked away from PA’s Music in the Parks choral competition with a first-place trophy as well as the festival’s “Esprit de Corps” award.

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Creating Work that Matters: Transforming the Classroom through Student Action >

In this EdWeek post, WHEELS teacher Anthony Voulgarides and two of his twelfth-grade English Language Arts students, Ahlenne and Hamlet, talk about creating work that matters, in and out of the classroom.

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Launch Students protest gun violence in school walkout >

Clad in orange T-shirts, wielding anti-gun-violence signs and yelling “We Matter” down sidewalks in Brooklyn, hundreds of seventh- and eighth-graders from Launch held their second annual school walkout in protest of gun violence in their community.

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Gaynor McCown’s Intensives featured in Staten Island Advance >

At Gaynor McCown, classes stopped for a week in April while students participated in a week-long intensive course in a field they are passionate about, such as learning the history of fashion, how NYPD trains new recruits and the food industry.

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Goodwill at WHEELS for EL’s Better World Day >

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 >

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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.