Expanding College Access
We’re working with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve college outcomes for the students in our schools.Read more
CEO Richard Stopol in the New York Times
Our fearless leader Richard Stopol is featured once again in The New York Times in a letter to the editor about the importance of a college diploma.Read more
WHEELS College March featured in Edutopia
Edutopia education writer Laura McKenna writes about WHEELS and how our To & Through College program is supporting students who will be the first in their families to go to college.Read more
The first semester of Crew Mentors ended last month and mentors Jharol and Laiba are getting ready for the spring semester. Like any good startup, Crew Mentors “pivoted;” that is, Jharol and Laiba have adjusted their original program plan to better reflect the needs of their “clients.”
For the past decade, The Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation has been partnering with NYC Outward Bound Schools to help us bring out the best in New York City’s public school students, teachers and school leaders.
As Board Chair, and later on as a board member, Bill helped pave the way for us to grow from an organization that provides programs to a handful of NYC public schools, to one that operates a network of public schools, supports our students to and through college, and brings our educational practices to over 70 NYC public schools a year.
2018 Compass Rose Award Winner Aileen Soto, Course Director & Field Instructor, reflects on her journey with NYC Outward Bound Schools.
We’re thrilled to share our newest Impact Report, which demonstrates how we are continuing to reach even more NYC public school students and their teachers every year.
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.
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 […]
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. […]
Excerpted from WHEELS’ principal Tom Rochowicz’ testimony to the Congress’ Committee on Education and the Workforce
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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