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The Open Future Institute Staff, pictured here before our QUESTion Project class at Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics in the Bronx, NY! Director, Program Growth and Development: Isobel King Student Coordinator: Josh Mesnik

Open Future Institute Goes West to Partner with Alliance MIT

We have some big news: the Open Future Institute is expanding to California! In July we completed a very moving training with ten teachers from Alliance Marine – Innovation & Technology, a public charter school in the largest Charter Network […]

By |August 10th, 2017|News|0 Comments

QUESTion Class Alumni Engage Incoming Freshmen with the Hayden Summer Bridge Program

“Your team did a wonderful job of exposing our incoming freshmen to new ways of thinking about themselves, others and the world around them through the QUESTion workshops. We are excited to see how this new cohort grows intellectually, socially […]

By |August 10th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Student Ambassadors Bring the QUESTion Project to Amherst College

Passing along an early green of summer trees, we reviewed our presentation one last time. Amherst College had invited us to present the QUESTion Project to a group of alumni interested in the holistic, human side of education. Three ambassadors […]

By |August 8th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Woman

By Katery Castelan
Student, Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics

There has never been anything more admiring.

You are complex.

The way you define […]

By |June 28th, 2017|Student Blog|0 Comments

Thoughts on Interconnectedness

By Levi Lamb
Student, Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics

Isolation,

such a commonly used word.
But do I feel
isolated?

How can you not,
lonely nights, tragic deaths.
Constant reminders that this is your
life.

And you shape it the way you want.

Yes,
I feel isolated,

even though there are many […]

By |May 12th, 2017|Student Blog|0 Comments

A day in the Question Class in the South Bronx

Students began class by organizing their chairs into a circle. When everyone got quiet, the teacher silently stepped into the spotlight, placed an envelope on the floor, and then walked away. In the silence that followed, the mysterious envelope seemed […]

By |April 14th, 2017|News|0 Comments

What happens when the Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics’ Pink Ladies meet with BCSMen to discuss big life questions?

The answer: incredible communication.

“How do boys feel about girls’ insecurities?” “Why do guys not show sensitivity?” “Why don’t you tell me what the problem is instead of ignoring me?” “What does it mean to be masculine?” These […]

By |April 5th, 2017|News|0 Comments

First QUESTion Day at TAPCo reaches 700

Magic happens when 700 high school and middle school students come together to explore life’s biggest questions!

And, the magic yields power when our biggest questions are part of a larger conversation. We were thrilled to join TAPCO students in creating […]

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% […]

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

Pushed Forward by the Past

By Tahera Uddin
Student, Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics

I sat across from a man in a NYC subway who stood out from everyone else. It wasn’t how he was dressed, what he was saying […]

By |October 14th, 2016|Student Blog|0 Comments