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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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Finding My Own Sense of Character

Elise Lubin, an 8th grader at a NYC Outward Bound School in Brooklyn, spoke at our 2019 gala about developing her character.

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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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CEO Richard Stopol Offers Hope for the New School Year >

President & CEO Richard Stopol shares a recipe for educational excellence in the New York Daily News that if put into practice can help all students succeed, regardless of background or circumstance. Read his Op-Ed to learn more.

Learning to Sail, Swim, and Solo >

Board Member Bonnie Klein interviews James Baldwin student Rebecca about what she learning during her summer sailing course in Maine.

“I got this!” Summer Learning at Cornell University >

Two NYC Outward Bound Schools students who earned scholarships to attend Cornell University this summer share their challenges and triumphs.

Our World-Traveling Teachers >

Our teachers traveled far and wide this summer to improve their classrooms for their students.

Lincoln Crew Fosters a Sense of Belonging >

As we start our second year with Abraham Lincoln High School, we’re looking back at the astounding results of last year’s work!

Leading With Care And Empathy In The New School Year >

Launch leader Efrat Kussell wrote this beautiful post for EL Education about preparing for the 2019-20 school year.

Listen, Ask Questions, Innovate >

WHEELS 8th Grader Yosandy reflects on her middle school career and what lay ahead of her as a high schooler during her Moving-Up Ceremony keynote speech.

Crew Mentors Expands >

The first year of our Crew Mentors pilot program, which trains NYC Outward Bound Schools alumni to support their younger peers just starting college in NYC, has wrapped up. But we’re expanding the program next year!

Launching Crew at CASA >

This year, NYC Outward Bound Schools has had the pleasure of working with Corona Arts & Sciences Academy (CASA) through our Select Strategies.

Launch’s 3rd Annual Walkout to End Gun Violence >

On Friday, June 7th, 200 7th and 8th graders from Launch put down their pencils and walked out of their school as part of their 3rd Annual Walkout to End Gun Violence.