For the summer of 2014, a team of 7 will bike across the United States in collaboration with Teach for America as part of an effort to rethink education. As we go, we will stop in more than ten public schools throughout the country to hold learning festivals. At each school, we will teach hands-on, project-oriented classes based on our passions.

Watch a brief video to learn more about Spokes.

Our Classes

Our Motivation

We are dedicated to revealing the exploratory, self-directed, and boundless nature of learning to students across the US. Our mission stems from the simple idea that most of the learning we do over the course of our lifetimes happens outside of a classroom as the result of semi-random explorations into topics that genuinely interest us.

We want to show this to high school students and give them an opportunity to feel inspired and find something they love.

From through

We biked from San Francisco to Washington D.C.

Meet Our Team

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We are 7 college students from Harvard MIT and Columbia who are passionate about education.

Follow the trip through social media.

Help Spokes!

We are currently looking for sponsors for next year's trip (Summer 2015). If you're interested in getting in touch, please email us.

You can definitely help by spreading the word! Follow our journey on the blog.

If you're interested in mentoring students to help them achieve their goals, then fill out our mentorship application.

our sponsors

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