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Gaynor McCown students help fight hunger at Project Hospitality soup kitchen >

Gaynor McCown students lent a helping hand by packing food bags and volunteering at the Project Hospitality Community Service Center, Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen in Stapleton. Read about their service work in the Staten Island Advance.

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In ‘The Hate U Give,’ A Portrait Of Police Violence, Code-Switching And More >

WHEELS junior Demitrius spoke with WBUR’s David Folkenflik about the new movie “The Hate U Give,” which tells the story of a black teenager who witnesses her friend killed by a white police officer.

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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.

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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