Launch Expeditionary Learning Charter School
District Charter School
Brooklyn, New York
As school leader Geoffrey Roehm explains, 1,000 acres of land sits unused in the middle of Brooklyn, ripe for an experiential learning campus for this Outward Bound charter, which they’d also make available to all schools and learning institutions in their borough. It’s hardly a pipe dream; the concept of “Launch” at Floyd Bennett Field has a supporting coalition of business and civic organizations ready to co-create solutions to issues of sustainability and equity. They plan to develop a marine biology academic and career path for students throughout the area, to prepare students for the biotech and green jobs of the future.