Raising the Bar makes learning just another great night out.

Raising The Bar is a non-profit that gives New Yorkers free access to academic content in a more appealing environment – more specifically, your local bar. The group of aspiring actors, doctors, economists, writers, and bankers believe that education should be intertwined with our daily lives in a way that makes it enjoyable to learn a new skill, not just another chore.

Yali Saar, one of the co-founders, explains the initiative in more detail:

We wanted to turn lectures into part of the pop-culture – something that people go and see at night no different than the way they would go to see a concert or a comedy show. The internet has opened the gates to knowledge but someone still has to be in the real world to frame learning as something that your average person can pursue in his free time.

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