Upcoming Events

Monday, February 27th, 2017 Essay Judging at the Boston Public Library

Join us to read essay for inclusion in the Courage of Children, Boston and Beyond 2017 Anthology. 

Please email or call 617-373-7399 to volunteer to come in and read essays. 

Past Events

MaxCourage GALA at Carrie Nation January 21, 2017

2016-2017 Teacher Registration Due Monday October 3, 2016

For more information, please visit our Curricula and Programs page or contact our office at 617-373-7399. 

The Max Warburg Courage Curriculum's 25th Awards Luncheon

Our 25th Luncheon was held on May 16th, 2016 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel. We had a wonderful turnout and 52 Boston students were awarded as Max Fellows. 

Our speakers included:

  • Mayor Martin Walsh, Boston MA
  • Paul Reville, Former Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Carrie Minot Bell, Vice President of The Max Warburg Courage Curriculum

2016 Courage In My Life Essay Contest Winners Announced

We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2016 Courage in My Life National Essay Contest is 8th grader Munirat I. of The Bronx School for Young Leaders in the Bronx,  New York. 


The seventh year of The Max Warburg Courage Curriculum's Courage in My Life National Essay Contest saw over 400 submissions from classrooms across the United States. We have been so inspired by the many stories of perseverance, hope and courage shared by middle school students participating in this year's writing exercise.

We are pleased to announce the honorable mentions of the contest, who's inspiring essays will also be published in the 25th volume of The Courage of Children: Boston and Beyond, the organization's annual publication. 
The honorable mentions are:

Taylor B.
Tina Kovach, Teacher
Charles A. Mooney: Cleveland, Ohio 
Max Warburg Partnership School

Micah B.
Phylecia Ragland, Teacher
William J. Christian School: Birmingham, Alabama

Keith C.
Syri Kohn, Teacher
Cordova Middle School: Cordova, Tennessee

Nikia G.
Adra Young, Teacher
Ronald Brown Academy: Detroit, Michigan

Lucy H.
Billie Carlock and Stefanie Wynne, Teachers
Heritage Middle School: Ringgold, Georgia
Max Warburg Partnership School

Kelsey H.
Elizabeth Newsome, Teacher
Heritage Middle School: Ringgold, Georgia
Max Warburg Partnership School

Marah M.
Sara Coyle, Teacher
Beverly Hill Academy: Beverly Hills, Michigan

Teodoro N.
Alyssa Goldfarb, Teacher
International School of Indiana: Indianapolis, Indiana

Parvathy N.
Janet Holt, Teacher
Good Hope Middle School: Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Max Warburg Partnership School

Juan S.
Kelly Wharton-Davis, Teacher
US Wiggins: Camden, New Jersey
Max Warburg Partnership School

Tyelle W.
Brittani Wilder, Teacher
Wilkerson Middle School: Birmingham, Alabama
Max Warburg Partnership School

Ethan Y. 
Karen Tiegel, Teacher
The Nueva School: Hillsborough, California

The Max Warburg Courage Curriculum's 25th Essay Judging

Our 25th annual Essay Judging was  held on Thursday, February 25th, 2016  in Boston, Ma. We truly appreciate our volunteers' time and effort to select our 2016 Max Fellows, sixth-graders from Boston and surrounding communities, as well as participants from our national and international programs. The essays chosen have been published in the 25th volume of our annual publication, The Courage of Children: Boston and Beyond.

To view photos from this event, please visit our Facebook page.