Inspired by the Greek philosopher Socrates, Corrupt the Youth offers students a set of tools with which to understand, critically assess, and address the issues they will face in their lives. Through this program, students engage with complex moral and logical entanglements that they can begin to unpack and discuss, and in doing so, they not only gain tools for living but hopefully also a sense of empowerment and agency.
Corrupt the Youth trains doctoral candidates in philosophy to provide exciting and rigorous philosophical content to the students who need it most. We offer in-school programs and are working with the Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization (PLATO) and the Corps Member Education Foundation (CMEF) to offer a summer philosophy institute in Summer 2019.
Briana Toole is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Claremont McKenna College. A Teach for America alumna, Briana taught high school English in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Alex Hargroder has worked in education for nearly a decade. A Teach for America alum, Alex taught high school English in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He has worked as an English teacher, English coach, and Assistant Principal in Austin, Texas. He is currently a researcher at MIT, where his primary goal is to develop project-based learning curricula.
Christine Vo is a student and research fellow at UT-Austin, where she works on interdisciplinary solutions to academic and economic disparities. As the Outreach Coordinator, Christine primarily works on building and maintaining relationships with donors, students, and the wider philosophical community.