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CEO Richard Stopol addresses diversity in schools in Chalkbeat

Amid all the controversy around specialized high school admissions, our CEO weighs in on diversity in the city’s public school system and what it takes to create diverse, inclusive, and equitable school communities.

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Launch Walkout on MTV News

Street shootings are becoming harder to predict and prevent with traditional policing. See how student activists from Launch and community interventionists Save Our Streets Brooklyn are stepping up in their community.

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Hope for the Decade: Three NYC High School Students’ Vision for Climate Justice

Following their participation in the Times Square ball drop on Dec. 31, 2019, Diane Arevalo, Ricardo Herrera and Mayerling Lantigua (more…)

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Celebrating the Class of 2020 >

Student-Led Art Project Benefits Organizations Fighting Injustice >

Students at Launch, a NYC Outward Bound middle school in Bedford-Stuyvesant, are leading an art project called “Launching Peace” in response to racial injustices around the country. Student artwork inspired by civil rights leaders and Black Lives Matter protests are being printed on merchandise including bags and shirts that users can purchase. All proceeds are […]

Twin brothers from West End Secondary Featured in Chalkbeat >

“If we could tell our teachers, classmates, the community, and political leaders just one thing, it would be that Black lives matter.” Twin brothers Hunter and Hudson Russell-Horton, ninth graders at West End Secondary School, a NYC Outward Bound School in Manhattan, wrote a first-hand account of a Black Lives Matter protest they attended in […]

Kurt Hahn Hosts Symposium on Racial Justice >

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Next Steps: How our Schools are Taking Action >

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Meeting the Moment >

School Designer Advocates for More Inclusive Curriculum >

The following is excerpted from “More than Dumplings and Red Envelopes: What happens when we question who is absent in our curriculum,” a piece written for EL Education by Ingrid Wong, a School Designer for NYC Outward Bound Schools.  By the time my younger son joined the 4th grade, I felt a growing sense of […]

College-Bound Senior from Leaders Featured on NY1 >

Gabriella Babskiy, a senior at Leaders High School, a NYC Outward Bound School in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, was featured in a NY1 story about students who are changing their college plans due to COVID-19. Gabriella’s top choice was Penn State, but she opted to stay closer to home and attend John Jay College, a CUNY in […]

Dawoun Jyung Honored with 2020 Gaynor McCown Teaching Award >

Dawoun Jyung, a 6th grade math teacher and Crew Advisor at MELS, a NYC Outward Bound School in Forest Hills, Queens, was chosen as the 2020 recipient of the Gaynor McCown Excellence in Teaching Award. The annual award is presented to a peer-nominated network school educator who exemplifies a commitment to NYC Outward Bound Schools’ […]

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Students Create Messages of Gratitude for Better World Day 2020 >

For the past two years, students at NYC Outward Bound Schools  teamed up with nonprofits around the city to conduct community service projects for Better World Day, a national initiative started by EL Education. This year, the effort looks a bit different — service projects have shifted online due to COVID-19 — but with no […]