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School-Wide QUESTion Day Reaches 700

What happens when over 700 high school and middle school students come together to explore life’s biggest questions? Magic! There is power when our biggest questions are part of a larger conversation. We were thrilled to join TAPCO students in creating an environment of unlimited possibilities and connection. The 1.5 hour assembly guided students through [...]

By |January 25th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Three Schools in Fall 2016!

The most exciting chapter in the QUESTion Project story has begun. As the fall 2016 semester kicks off, the QUESTion Class is running in three different public high schools in the South Bronx with over 330 students enrolled! In these schools 27-52% of students are chronically absent, and many are exhausted, apathetic and shut down due [...]

By |October 14th, 2016|News|0 Comments

QUESTion Community Labs Grow and Spark Dialogue

As part of our summer internship program, our high school QUESTion Ambassadors facilitated two QUESTion Community Labs with several dozen students from the Boys' Club of New York (ISP Summer Prep Program) and the Central Park Conservancy Student Internship Team. We were thrilled to see our ten ambassadors step into large leadership roles as they [...]

By |August 1st, 2016|News|0 Comments

To Reach a Younger Audience… QUESTion Goes to Elementary School!

We recently reached our youngest group of QUESTioners, ever! And what we found couldn't be more eye-opening. When we were first asked to engage a room full of seventy 5th graders at Bronx Charter School for Better Learning, we didn’t know what to expect; elementary students are young, and big life questions are... well... BIG and, at times, overwhelming. But [...]

By |May 23rd, 2016|News|0 Comments

Student Ambassadors Lead Inspiring Workshop At Global Kids

Five of our star QUESTion Student Ambassadors came together last week to facilitate a 3-hour workshop for their peers at Global Kids, a nonprofit organization that provides global education and leadership development programs for NYC-based youth. This was one of our first student-led workshops, and we are thrilled to say it was a big success. Our Ambassadors,ages 13-18, showed tremendous leadership, vulnerability [...]

By |May 3rd, 2016|News|0 Comments

Student Ambassadors Take QUESTion Out of the Classroom

As our QUESTion alumni family grows, so do our program offerings. We've launched our first-ever afterschool QUESTion Ambassador Program for students who have taken the Course and wish to stay involved. Their voices are reaching beyond the classroom as they take on more leadership roles in the school and greater NYC community. Our Ambassadors carried out two major projects over [...]

By |March 21st, 2016|News|0 Comments

Model High School In Its Second Year

A new semester is underway at our model school, Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics. Now in our second year of partnership, a team of newly trained BCSM teachers have become QUESTion Facilitators and stand by our side, ready to lead the way forward. The QUESTion Course has now engaged hundreds of high school students with [...]

By |March 21st, 2016|News|0 Comments

The QUESTion Project: We Are Busy this Summer!

At Open Future Institute Headquarters, we have an international hive this Summer...from India to Egypt, to the Bronx....we are so happy to have with us 13 interns, in addition to our staff.  Srikanth who is postgraduating at Pace University and arrived in NYC 8 months ago from India; Mohamed who is studying at Amherst College [...]

By |July 17th, 2015|News, QUESTion|0 Comments

Bronx Center of Science and Math: An Inspiring Story

We successfully concluded our first year at the Bronx Center of Science and Math this past June.  We ran three daily elective classes, and the impact on the students, as we can see from our self-assessment data, has been beyond our expectations. We are very grateful to the  students and administration of BCSM for welcoming the [...]

By |June 26th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Ellis Island Medal of Honor

Gerard Senehi, Founder of Open Future Institute, was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor last week. NECO, the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations, sponsors the award, which is presented annually to American citizens who have distinguished themselves within their own ethnic group while exemplifying the values of the American way of life. Past Medalists include [...]

By |May 9th, 2015|News|0 Comments