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.
We currently offer in-school programs in Austin, Boston, and Los Angeles. In summer 2019, we offered a free, two-week summer residential program at the University of Texas, Austin, supported by generous funding from the American Philosophical Association (APA), the Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization (PLATO), UT-Austin, and independent donors.
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 is a Teach for America alumnus who has worked in education for nearly a decade. Alex is currently a researcher at MIT, where his primary goal is to develop project-based learning curricula.
Amelia Kahn is a PhD candidate in Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. Amelia also oversees the Austin Chapter of Corrupt the Youth.