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Time for show and tell! Click on the links below to watch our videos and see what's happening at all of our schools.

Memorial Day 5K: Race for College Completion

On May 30th, Public Prep hosted its second-annual charity run, the Memorial Day 5K/10K: Race for College Completion. The run was the culminating event of our week-long annual campaign for college completion, College and Career Week, which launched on May 23rd. The run was supported by our Title Sponsor and partner, NY’s 529 College Savings Program. All proceeds benefit our college completion initiative. 

Girls Prep Selected by Facebook Social Good Team as Inaugural Launch Partner

GP Scholars Put Magellan on Trial

Federal Judge Shelley Chapman invited fifth graders from Girls Prep Bronx Elementary School to her courtroom in January to finally put to rest a debate that their class was having: famed explorer Ferdinand Magellan — guilty or not guilty?  

Intrigued? So was Mashable. You be the judge by watching the documentary below and reading the full story here.



Girls Prep Bronx Scientists Present at Education Equality Day

Hundreds of parents, students, and charter supporters from New York City public charter schools traveled to Albany on Wednesday, January 20th, for “Education Equality Day.” Sixth graders from Girls Prep Bronx Middle School shared their knowledge on soil, rocks, and land forms with the crowd, while 7th graders presented their research on inertia and motion using air trolleys.



Gratitude Luncheon LESE Staff Read Aloud: "The Quiltmaker's Gift"

S.O.U.L Sisters at Girls Prep Lower East Side Middle School

S.O.U.L Sisters Leadership Collective (SSLC) is a youth development nonprofit that mobilizes young women of color in NYC and Miami to interrupt cycles of poverty and violence. SSLC empowers girls who have lived and breathed social inequality to become agents of personal and community transformation through arts-based leadership development, social justice education and action, and healing opportunities. In partnership with the after school program of Girls Prep Middle School Lower East Side, S.O.U.L Sisters runs the Sisterhood Academy program, offering bi-weekly workshops with a group of thirteen 6th-8th grade scholars. Currently, the girls of Sisterhood Academy have used spoken word, peer education, theater, and film to explore issues such as identity, the school-to-prison pipeline, race and gender based violence, and LGBTQ + sensitivity. These middle school leaders are a force to be reckoned with!

News 12 Coverage of Boys Prep Male Heroes Welcome Event

Public Prep Partnership with a.i.r. NYC

Public Prep and a.i.r. NYC launched an innovative partnership in the fall of 2014 to reduce school absences caused by asthma. a.i.r. NYC has a proven track record of reducing absences related to asthma and hired a full-time Health Educator to work with Public Prep’s four public school campuses in the South Bronx.

The Heath Educator, Sarah Wilkinson, provides tailored lessons for our students, such as a lesson on indoor and outdoor asthma triggers at Boys Prep and a lesson advocating against idling cars at Girls Prep Bronx Middle School.

Asthmatic children also have the opportunity to enroll for free in a.i.r. NYC's home-visit program, which provides up to six sessions per year aimed at reducing asthmatic triggers in the home and encouraging medication compliance. a.i.r. NYC also provides free legal assistance through a partnership with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Integrated Pest Management in students’ homes, and referrals to supportive services for families, such as smoking cessation programs.




WABC: Here and Now

Ian Rowe, CEO of Public Prep, and Kaitlyn Hendricks, a fourth grader at Girls Prep Lower East Side, were featured on WABC’s Here and Now, a weekly one hour program that's dedicated to covering the issues and interests of the African-American community in the New York tri-state area.

The June 7th episode focused on STEM efforts across our network, highlighting our efforts to develop the next generation of minority females in the STEM fields. 


Inside PrePrep

Get an inside look at PrePrep: the Joan Ganz Cooney Early Learning Program. Learn more at jgcpreprep.org.




Billie Jean King Class Sings to Namesake

Billie Jean King enjoyed a customized version of "We Are The Champions" sung by her first grade namesake class when she visited on May 14, 2015. 

Third Grade Class Letter to Oprah Winfrey

US Naval Academy Visits Girls Prep

Girls Prep Bronx Middle School students received a visit from members of the US Naval Academy. The midshipmen and our scholars constructed paper airplanes and applied them to real world science and engineering. News 12 Bronx covered the visit below!

Ultimate Pi Day: Action from the Day


More than 500 runners and numerous volunteers, parents, supporters and scholars came out for the Girls Prep Ultimate Pi Day 5K, Saturday, March 14, 2015, at 9:26:53 AM, (the first 10 digits of Pi). At the race, Girls Prep students showcased their knowledge at a STEM expo. Presentations included habitats, erosion, a robot, and 3-D models of cells. 


Thank you to everyone who supported the run! Your participation will help us develop the next generation of female scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians. The funds raised are supporting the robust STEM programs in our schools, including teaching girls to code, summer programs at West Point, Cornell and Stephens College, partnerships with i2Camp and Leave it Better, and much, much more!


Ultimate Pi Day Video

At Girls Prep, we recognize the importance of instilling a love of science, mathematics, engineering, and technology in our girls. This a once-in-a-century opportunity to run 3.14 miles on 3/14/15 at 9:26:53 AM (celebrating the first 10 digits of Pi--our girls often memorize many more than that!) will help prepare future                   (we let the girls fill in the blank!)


Assembly Member Crespo at February 18th Press Conference

Dozens of parents joined prominent clergy and elected officials, including Senator Ruben Diaz Sr., Assemblymen Marcos Crespo and Mark Gjonaj, and Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner at Girls Prep Charter School in the Bronx on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 to call on Albany lawmakers to press ahead with bold, structural change to address New York City's failing schools crisis.

With nearly half of New York City's failing schools residing in the Bronx, elected officials stood with community members, clergy, and parents to call for an end to the crisis, and for the expansion of excellent charter schools like Girls' Prep Bronx.


Amazing Sumerian Race

Girls Prep Bronx Middle School engaged in an exciting race to synthesize their knowledge from an interdisciplinary unit on ancient Mesopotamia.


Aliza and the Mind Jar

Zarida, parent of her 6 year old daughter, Aliza, takes us through her experience with the pioneering yoga and mindfulness program at Girls Prep Bronx Elementary in NYC.

Step Inside our School

Follow Kayla, a Girls Prep Bronx Elementary School Student, and experience the life of our schools.

Elmo Sings Girls Prep Cheer with Girls Prep Bronx

The Joan Ganz Cooney Kindergarten Class at Girls Prep Bronx made this video for their classroom namesake with the one and only, Elmo!  Watch as they sing the Girls Prep Cheer with Elmo.

Parents in Their Own Voices: Rafael

Parents from Public Prep schools shared their stories as part of the Charters Work campaign, led by our partner Families for Excellent Schools. Watch Rafael's story here.

The Right to Learn

Students at Girls Prep LES Elementary School put together this video in response to the kidnapping of more than 200 school girls in Nigeria in 2014. Watch their video here. 


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