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We create a culture where BIG QUESTIONS matter

At Open Future Institute we believe that cultural values, worldviews, and ways of defining meaning are at the heart of the human journey. Evolving these “invisible” systems is the key to making room for the possibilities ahead and solving many of the all-too-visible problems that confront us.

Our vision begins with education. The QUESTion Project empowers young people to explore their values, worldviews and aspirations, while developing the courage to forge their own identity and future with meaning and purpose. It addresses the most important questions and choices that young people face as they become young adults and begin to take responsibility for their own life and future. It enables them to question and define their outlook on life, pursue their deepest aspirations, and define their role in making the world a better place.

By engaging youth with some of life’s biggest questions, we empower the change-makers of today and tomorrow to shape their lives with inspiration, meaning and purpose.

Young people are discovering a new way to
transform their lives and impact the world

Podcast: Students from Bronx Center for Science and Math

In this inspiring PODCAST, ten students from the Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics – a public high school in the South Bronx – and three student leaders share the impact of participating in a semester-long daily QUESTion Class, where they addressed some of their most important questions in life. This is the first QUESTion podcast of a year-long student series on why big questions matter.

TEDx Talk: Why Big Questions Matter. Florida State University

In this powerful TEDx Talk at Florida State University, Josh speaks about why big questions matter in education, and how his own journey into life questions has led him to pursue the things that matter most to him. He leaves us with his account of how an exploration into big questions has powerfully transformed a classroom in a public school in the South Bronx, NYC.

Latest News

The QUESTion Project: We Are Busy this Summer!

July 17th, 2015|

At Open Future Institute Headquarters, we have an international […]

Bronx Center of Science and Math: An Inspiring Story

June 26th, 2015|

In June, we successfully concluded our first year at […]

Ellis Island Medal of Honor

May 9th, 2015|

Gerard Senehi, Founder of Open Future Institute, was awarded […]

TEDx Talk: Why Big Questions Matter

March 15th, 2015|

Our Student Coordinator, Josh, just returned from giving a TED Talk at […]