Educating a new generation of board leaders.
Danielle Strasburger and Nathán Goldberg, two Harvard alumni, created Harvard Forward in 2019 as an effort to elect recent alumni to the Harvard Board of Overseers on a climate justice and inclusive governance platform. As they developed the strategy for Harvard Forward, they realized that the mission of having more young people on boards would be applicable beyond Harvard. They reached out to Princeton University young trustees Azza Cohen and Achille Tenkiang, and serial entrepreneur Priten Shah, and formed The Boarding School’s founding team. Once TBS was incorporated, it became the legal entity housing the Harvard Forward project.
Now, The Boarding School recruits young people who are strong candidates to contribute positively to governing boards of the institutions closest to them, and equips them with the skills and information to communicate their perspectives effectively.