In late April some of our students attended the 9th annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards. The awards ceremony celebrates disruptive innovation in all fields - ranging from technology to philanthropy. Craig Hatkoff, the founder of the event, generously donated ticket to Project Rousseau for this inspiring event. The impressive award-winners and honorees were both young and old alike. Naomi Wadler, an 11 year old well known for her speech at the March for Our Lives in Washington, DC in March 2018, was honored for her activism alongside her friend and fellow activist Carter Anderson. For Pranab, one of our NY students, the highlight of the night was listening to Israeli entrepreneur, and former teacher, Opher Brayer speak!
Later in the week, students visited the Rebel Spirits: Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. exhibit at the New York Historical Society in honor of the 50th anniversary of both King and Kennedy’s assassinations. The tickets for this event were donated by the Keith Haring Foundation. The afternoon consisted of thoughtful discussions between students that explored the similarities and differences between these two historical figures.