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“Don’t Shut Down My Education” >

On January 17th, 120 students and their teachers stood together in front of the shuttered Jamaica Bay Refuge Visitors Center holding signs that read “Stop the Shutdown, Let us Learn,” and “Save Our Parks.” Several students, who had planned to present their final projects delivered rousing speeches instead to the gathered crowd of teachers, parents, and news media.

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Pelham Lab High School: A Select Strategy School >

Meet Jason Wagner, a Principal at Pelham Lab High School in the Bronx, one of our Select Strategy Schools.

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Crew Mentors: The Startup Phase >

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.”

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Partner Spotlight: The Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation >

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.

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Remembering Our Founding Board Chair >

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. 

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Crossing the Finish Line >

2018 Compass Rose Award Winner Aileen Soto, Course Director & Field Instructor, reflects on her journey with NYC Outward Bound Schools.

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2018 Impact Report: Bringing Our Work to Greater Scale >

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.

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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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