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Support for Scenarios USA Gala

on Wed, 2016-06-08 23:09

Last evening, June 7, what a treat to have the most unusual chance to hear teenagers' stories, expressed in film. These films break your heart, lift your spirits, give you hope for our future – all in one film. Also, how fitting Scenarios USA honored Dena Simmons, who has been a leading advocate for student engagement, safety, EQ, and supports the important work of Scenarios USA in classrooms around the country. 

Photo by Ryan Lash


Virtual Enterprises International: Experiential Education At Its Best!

on Mon, 2016-02-22 16:44

What students learn when they participate in Virtual Enterprises International (VEI) is extraordinary and well beyond the usual 'jug to mug' economics classroom fare. Principle Quest Foundation gave a modest donation to this entity whose reach is now 500 secondary and post-secondary schools nationwide, serving over 12,000 students annually. Founded in 1996, VEI is an amazing addition to a school's curriculum. I have been honored to be a judge twice in competitions where we witness just how talented students can be when and if given a chance in the 'real' world!

Hunter Celebrates Early Suffrage Movement

on Sun, 2016-01-17 20:24

Last week I joined many other Hunter alumna (including one from the class of '46!) to marvel at the ingenuity, passion and commitment of the early leaders in the suffrage movement. Inspiring and fun! President Jennifer Raab, Congreswoman Carolyn Maloney and other prominent New Yorkers, told fascinating stories and reminded us of how hard this path toward equality can be!

Girls Inspired by Grab The Torch

on Tue, 2015-10-20 09:55

Several Westover girls are among those inspired by the programs of Grab The Torch including a visit filmed by WGBH to Harvard's Graduate School of Education to share what they've seen and learned. These grants have to be one of the best investments Principle Quest has ever made!


Gathering Explores Competition Versus Collaboration

on Thu, 2015-10-01 12:25

Last month 30 women gathered to explore the question of competition – how, when and why. Questions addressed included: Can you be both a competitor and collaborator? How do you compete – or abdicate? What does it take to 'win?' What lines should not be crossed on the way toward winning? Several women attending were athletes, and in sharing what contributed most to their success, they mentioned focus, discipline and practice, interestingly, identical to what's required for success in any endeavor! Connecting was the ultimate goal of this gathering, and pretense was banned from the evening! Much appreciated was a generous donor, who underwrote the evening's refreshments!