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Educate Girls, Change the World

As part of the Lycée Cultural Center’s 21st Century Global Citizenship Panel Series, a group of Lycée 10th-graders will present a screening of the movie Girl Rising, followed by a Q&A, on Wednesday, January 17 at 6pm. Interested guests can come early at 5pm for an informational forum bringing together NGOs advocating for girls’ education and empowerment. These non-profits include, along with the Girl Rising, ZanaAfrica, Sesame Workshop, The Coding Space and HerStoryCampaign. We invite everyone interested in this important issue to attend, especially students! In anticipation of the event, 10th-grader Esther, who worked with the Cultural Center to organize the event along with her classmates Alix, Axelle and Juliette, shares her thoughts on why educating girls is an urgent international policy priority and what we can do about it.


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January 5, 2018
S’accomplir et contribuer au plus grand bien

As part of Community Service, one of our 10th graders at the Lycée, Lucile, went to help teachers of the New York French American Charter School several Saturdays in a row. She taught support classes in French and English to students from 3rd to 5th grade. Here is her story…


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December 15, 2017
A Life of Purpose

Building a life of meaning and purpose may seem like an abstract idea—all the more reason for the Lycée to develop opportunities for students to learn from people who have dedicated their lives to the service of others. Just before Thanksgiving, Lycée eleventh and seventh graders were introduced to the work of Tom Nazario, a New York City kid whose footsteps have touched communities around the world.


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December 1, 2017
Entretien avec Dany Laferrière

Author Dany Laferrière, the first Haitian-Québecois to be elected into the Académie française, visited our 11th graders in an extraordinary dialogue about his work and the writer’s craft. A “raconteur par excellence”, Mr. Laferrière drew us into the minds of Baldwin, Hemingway, Proust and Bukowski, taught us what it takes to be a writer, and reminded us all of the transformative power of books. 


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November 17, 2017
De la moyenne avant toute chose

The end of every trimester gives rise to a considerable frenzy over an issue that is often viewed as crucial for many students (and sometimes adults); that is, la moyenne, roughly translated as the average of a student’s grades.  


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November 10, 2017