Wearing orange t-shirts and carrying signs that read “Guns are the death of us” and “Bullets don’t pay favorites,” hundreds of 7th and 8th grade students from Launch hit the streets Friday morning to raise awareness of gun violence.
Seventh and eighth graders from Launch started their walkout at 10:30 a.m. and ended in Restoration Plaza in Brooklyn, where they gave speeches and performances.
Friday, June 7th, marked the third year that more than 200 middle schoolers at Launch walked out to raise awareness of the impact of gun violence on young people in the neighborhood. Read the coverage in Bklyner.
Seventh and eighth graders from Launch walked out of their schools today and marched to Restoration Plaza in Brooklyn, where they gave speeches and performances.
Kurt Hahn student Rofiat designed and created her own prom dress with the help of her art teacher Meno Mazid, which helped her keep saving for college next year.
Our President and CEO Richard Stopol sounded off about the SAT’s new “adversity score.” Read his Letter to the Editor in the New York Times.
Gaynor McCown senior Alexandria isn’t letting her Asperger syndrome (AS) diagnosis get in the way of pursuing her dreams. Read the whole story in the Staten Island Advance.
Students from the West End Secondary in Albany on Monday, pushing a piece of legislation offering tax credits to restaurants that recycle oyster shells in the Hudson River.
Rachel Katz, the host of radio show A Tempo interviews WHEELS students about the experience of writing the song and having it performed live at Carnegie Hall.
A team of students from MAELS won second place in a citywide hackathon competition for a proposed mobile app that focuses on reducing the booming deer population on Staten Island.