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Expanding College Access

We’re working with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve college outcomes for the students in our schools.

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Back to the Beginning

Excerpted from a speech written by Brendis Gonzalez, an alumna of and teacher at a NYC Outward Bound School in Washington Heights, for our 2018 gala.

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A Taste of College

A summer college opportunity helps two of our high school seniors feel more prepared for the real thing.

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Learning to be a Mentor >

Jharol and Laiba, two former Leaders students, are taking the helm of our new Crew Mentors pilot this year. Read about their first month on the job.

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Finding the Help You Need >

Excerpted from a speech by Mia Griffith, NYC Outward Bound Schools alum and student at City Tech Good Morning, my name is Mia Griffith. I am alumni of Brooklyn Collaborative, a NYC Outward Bound School in Brooklyn, and I graduated in 2017. Going into high school I had no idea what I wanted to do […]

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Congratulations Class of 2018! >

Excerpted from Leaders High School’s valedictorian speech Good morning class of 2018! I’m so proud to stand before you today and celebrate this incredible milestone with you all. When I look at each one of you individually, I see all of the trials and ordeals you have overcome to prepare to cross the stage today. […]

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Innovation at Every Level >

Excerpted from WHEELS’ principal Tom Rochowicz’ testimony to the Congress’ Committee on Education and the Workforce

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Richard Stopol receives 2018 Kurt Hahn Award >

We are thrilled to announce that NYC Outward Bound Schools’ President & CEO Richard Stopol has been named this year’s Kurt Hahn Award recipient, an annual award presented by Outward Bound USA. Named in honor of Outward Bound’s founder, the Kurt Hahn Award is the organization’s highest honor. It is presented annually to a person […]

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Expanding College Access >

We’re working with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve college outcomes for the students in our schools.

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A Taste of College >

A summer college opportunity helps two of our high school seniors feel more prepared for the real thing.

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Compassion Above All Else >

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Not a Typical Journey >

Excerpted from a speech by Jharol Aguirre, NYC Outward Bound Schools alum and student Queens College

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Back to the Beginning >

Excerpted from a speech written by Brendis Gonzalez, an alumna of and teacher at a NYC Outward Bound School in Washington Heights, for our 2018 gala.