About Rethink

The Rethinkers are a group of students dreaming big about the changes they want in their schools and taking action to make those dreams a reality. The idea is simple: students are experts on their school experiences and deserve a voice in education reform.

Rethinkers are mostly middle schoolers, but we have high school interns and eight year old “prethinkers.” We’re now in our eighth year rethinking New Orleans schools.

Latest News

2014 Summer Leadership Institute
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Summer of 1964 our 2014 Summer Leadership Institute will focus on the theme of Freedom. The program is open to youth entering grades 5-9 and will be held from June 23 to July 25. The early registration deadline is April 30th for returning Rethinkers and all other applicants will be considered on a first come first serve basis.
Parents can volunteer for 5 hours during the summer program or pay a $20-100 sliding scale registration fee.
The application can be found here. For further questions, please contact Rachel Lee at rachel@therethinkers.org

Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools

Summer 2013 Documentary
Rethink is proud to announce the release of a short documentary about our Restorative Justice work that was created by local filmmaker Jason Foster of Foster Bear Productions.

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