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About OFI Staff

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

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. […]

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

Chasing Perfection

By Mohamed Ramy
Student, Amherst College

Ever since I can remember, I have strived to be the perfect man: I remember learning more than two foreign languages to be erudite, studying chess and learning the guitar to impress others, and understanding what […]

By |July 12th, 2016|Student Blog|0 Comments

Finding Selflessness

Courtney Ross
Student, Florida State University

This was the moment I had been waiting for all night. It was three in the morning and I was finally home after a long double shift at TGI Friday’s. I ripped off my stained […]

By |July 12th, 2016|Student Blog|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; […]

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 […]

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

You Live…There?

By Natalia Inoa

Student, Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics

 

“You live there?” my friend says, pointing at the small gray building across the street. “There?” she repeats. Each syllable hits me like a stone. It was no longer a question, but a […]

By |April 23rd, 2016|Student Blog|0 Comments

The Jumping Man

By Karla Perez

Student, Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics

There are people in this world who live with a jumping man inside of them. No, the jumping man is not associated with a genetic disease. No, he did not just hop […]

By |April 22nd, 2016|Student Blog|0 Comments

Finding Starlight Amid Darkness

By Brandon Moreno

Student, Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics

 

“What is this… Is this what you wanted? Was it?!”

It was here on the last day of my inadequate sophomore year that I reflected. I stared down at numbers displayed on a […]

By |April 22nd, 2016|Student Blog|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 […]

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 […]

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