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Innovation Challenge

  Next Jump’s Adopt a School program originated with a survey of our employees that asked what cause they would like to help most – the answer came back overwhelmingly as children’s education.  One day not long after the results … Continue reading

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Our goal is just to help: how Adopt A School evolved as we went in deeper

I have talked before about how our intention going into PS119 was to go in, listen and help, whatever that meant. And that’s why a few weeks back, I said our program does not have an exact perfect plan, it’s a dynamic partnership where … Continue reading

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Adopt A School Learnings After the First 3 Months: Part 1

I can’t believe it’s been 3 months since we started regularly teaching at the PS119 After School program. Every time I visit the school I come back recharged and so grateful we are in a position to be able to do … Continue reading

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Experimenting Teaching Younger Kids

On January 7th, the biz track visited PS 119 for our second class. This afternoon we ran an experiment in regards to involving more kids in our AAS program (with same amount of Next Jumpers). We took the 3rd graders, … Continue reading

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Using Unstructured Time Wisely

As a track lead for our Adopt a School program, most of my preparation for a school visit involves scheduling a lesson plan and preparing the other employees with the material. However, it is important to keep in mind that … Continue reading

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Next Jump’s Tech Track A’s Second Visit to PS 119

Last week, December 17, the Next Jump Tech Track A went to PS 119 for the second time, to continue on the foundation we’ve built on our first strip. My goal this time was to find teachers within the track … Continue reading

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First Month In: Oxytocin High – BUT What Are We Missing (a lot!)

It’s been now a full month since the Next Jump New York office staff started helping with the After School Program at PS 119. The school has been very smart and creative, and stretched our funding to host 212 kids … Continue reading

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