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When Holland Travels to the Bronx to QUESTion Together.

On one of the last, chilly spring mornings in New York City, excited Dutch students waited, up and ready, to finally meet face-to-face with the Bronx native pen-pals they had been writing to.  Every year, journalism students from Windeshein University in Holland take a cultural enrichment trip to New York as part of an educational [...]

By |June 8th, 2018|News|0 Comments

An Exciting Civic Engagement Partnership.

A group of our QUESTion Ambassadors from 3 our of schools in the Bronx, have started  a joint campaign with the District Office,  as they realize their civic responsibility and agency in their communities. With the challenges that our country is facing, what better time that our youth become more active and vocal about the [...]

By |May 24th, 2018|Internship, News|0 Comments

QUESTion Day Inspires All.

A few weeks ago, during a QUESTion Day assembly at one of our partner schools in the Bronx, a group of students stood on stage and spoke to an audience of 500 peers about their experience in the QUESTion Class. A Muslim girl with a long black dress and a bright pink scarf, a hip-hop girl with [...]

By |April 18th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Reimagining Student Leadership in the Classroom

Students are leading the QUESTion Class! Over the course of this semester, more and more students are taking on greater responsibility in the classroom as teaching assistants. This role, however, is not new. During the QUESTion Project's first year at the Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics (BCSM), Open Future Institute staff and teacher Jamila [...]

By |December 7th, 2017|News|0 Comments

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 in Los Angeles (27 schools and growing). It was a privilege to work with educators [...]

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 and emotionally through the coming years, and how they may continue to engage with the [...]

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 agreed to join two of my co-workers and I to present at Amherst College, and [...]

By |August 8th, 2017|News|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 to grow bigger and bigger... What were the students supposed to do now? One asked [...]

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 were some of the questions that students posed and discussed openly with one another thanks to the [...]

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 an environment of unlimited possibilities and connection. The 1.5 hour assembly guided students through [...]

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