We work with public and charter high schools in the highest poverty, lowest income areas of New York City and Los Angeles. Many of these are “Title I” schools — schools that receive federal assistance to provide quality education to children from low income families.
Our work began in the heart of the South Bronx, New York, where we built strong partnerships with several public schools and engaged with thousands of students. Propelled by this momentum, we brought our program to the Alliance Charter Network in Los Angeles, California, the largest charter network in Los Angeles (27 schools and growing). In the summer 2017 we trained all the teachers at Alliance Marine – Innovation & Technology High School, where all the students are taking the QUESTion Class.
With a belief in and commitment to the importance of a holistic approach to education for every student, most schools we work with have achieved top-ranking performance. Inspired by their example, we also work with failing schools, to support and strengthen their efforts to attain higher standards of student achievement, institutional success and recognition.
We value each school as unique, and are dedicated to co-creating the best model to fit each school’s individual needs. We train faculty members (deans, teachers, guidance counselors) to facilitate the QUESTion Class, and together we design a customized program targeted to meet the needs of the students.
Our Student QUESTion Ambassadors are poised to act on their desire to serve by becoming leaders in their schools and communities. They do this by mentoring their younger peers, becoming Teacher Assistants, leading QUESTion Community Labs, writing blogs for the Huffington Post and more.