Project-Based Learning (PBL) provides youth with authentic opportunities for leadership development and allows young people to drive their learning through inquiry, apply knowledge, and connect to what matters most to them. PBL is more than the project or product of learning at the end. It is a way of designing units that promote both authenticity and inquiry.

Founded in 1978, the mission of RDRC is "to promote the revitalization of the Rockways
economic base and neighborhoods, and to secure an improved quality of life for its residents."