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2021 Tuxedo Summer Research Cohort

Intro to Social Justice Our Research The Teen Think Tank Project joined the Tuxedo Summer Bridge & Ed Camp (at Tuxedo Union Free School District in Tuxedo, NY), a multi-sensory educational program that offers enriching experiences both in and outside the classroom. The research associates of the Tuxedo Summer Research Cohort spent 6 weeks building…

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August Newsletter: Summer of Social Justice

The Teen Think Tank Project took its show on the road (literally!) this summer to Tuxedo, NY to spend six weeks with the socially conscious students of Tuxedo Union Free School District.  As part of the district’s Summer Bridge and Ed Camp Program co-founders Matthews DeSantis and Kelly Nagle are leading a cohort of high-achieving students to explore a…

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Twelve research associates of the summer research cohort

July Newsletter: Introducing the Newest Cohort

Twelve Teens Tackle Poverty in America Introducing the Summer Research Cohort The newest research cohort is in full swing. Twelve socially conscious, high achieving high school students started their 12-week fellowship on June 8th. The Summer Research Cohort will spend the next three months examining the struggles and hardships that low-income American families face and…

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2021 Summer Research Group

Financial Security Our Research The Summer Research Cohort was assembled in June of 2021 with the research focus of achieving economic security and fighting poverty.  Research Associates are investigating the struggles and hardships that low-income American families face to understand how education inequalities, underemployment, inconsistent health benefits, and institutional prejudices prevent individuals from escaping poverty’s…

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June Newsletter: 3 Important Components of Diversity & Inclusion Curriculum Development

Building Diversity and Inclusion Curriculums If there was any question about why Diversity & Inclusion (DNI) programming is important for students, the last 18 months have punctuated the imperative.  Students are constantly exposed to the events and debates unfolding across social media.  Although many teens are personally affected, they have not yet learned the developmental skills to articulate…

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