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.
Most of the schools we work with are officially top-ranking in performance with a large part of their success tied to their belief in and commitment to the value of a holistic approach to education for each student within their school. We are also committed to working with failing schools, to support their efforts in to reach higher standards of performance and success.
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.