Alumni Spotlight: Sotonye Douglas ’11 & Maleka Stewart ’15
Two NYC Outward Bound Schools alumnae — Sotonye Douglas (Kurt Hahn ’11) and Maleka Stewart (Channel View ’15) — were featured on Outward Bound USA’s Instagram Live alumni spotlight series.
Channel View is located in the Rockaways, Queens, and serves about 890 students in grades 6 – 12. Founded in 2004, Channel View’s educational focus is teaching a common core of concepts, skills and knowledge in an academically rigorous curriculum. Instruction fosters independent inquiry and critical thinking through collaborative learning and teaching. As in all NYC Outward Bound Schools, classroom learning is reinforced through learning expeditions that include case studies, field trips, and presentations. This philosophy recognizes that all students can learn and there are many routes to knowledge.
Citizenship and community service are major components of a Channel View education. Students collaborate with community-based organizations and participate in food, clothing, and toy drives. Beach clean-ups, planting and maintaining trees, identifying plants for parks, and school recycling programs demonstrate the school’s commitment to helping the environment.
Channel View students graduate as well-educated, involved citizens who have a love for learning that will enable them to embrace their future with confidence, tolerance, and competence amongst community while using the lifelong strategies they acquire in our school.
For more information about Channel View, or to enroll your child, please visit the school’s official website.