NYC Outward Bound Schools
Long Island City, NY
Who is someone who inspires you?
Our teachers and school staff are incredible role models and mentors to our students and they have really gone above and beyond throughout the current pandemic to make sure students are supported and cared for.
What Project would a laptop help you with?
We are a nonprofit organization that provides wrap-around services to schools in all five boroughs of NYC. We primarily serve middle and high school students who are passionate about so many things! Our students are incredibly involved in their communities and our model supports them to learn and explore both inside the classroom and in the world around them. When school doors were shuttered last spring as a result of the pandemic, our schools scrambled to make sure that all their students had the technology they needed to learn remotely. While the Department of Education has provided some support, there’s a a real shortage of laptops and tablets for students. Additionally, we have heard from some of our alumni who are now in college that they need laptops as well so we are rallying to try and support them as well.
What do you love about this project?
Our students! They are our inspiration and the reason we do the work we do.
What Languages do you speak?
Given a choice, would you prefer a Mac or PC?