Developing the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs

Be The WAIE

Support the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

World Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (WAIE)

The World Academy for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (WAIE) is an asynchronous, digital learning, independent, private school that prioritizes culturally responsive curriculum and the histories of the African Diaspora, Arabs, Austronesia/Pacific Islands, Hebrew Diaspora, and the North and South Indigenous American people while providing youth with real-world secondary and post-secondary education.

Also, a key focal point and flagship program of WAIE is the week-long experiential learning immersions that occur three out of four quarters per year for our young scholars. We prepare our scholars to be able to choose one or more outcomes upon graduation. Those outcomes consist of: (1) starting a business, (2) entering the workforce with a certification, and (3) continuing on to a higher education institution.

Student Path-WAIE Options

Entrepreneurship

Throughout their eight years with us, young scholars will build a well-versed toolkit of skills in business and building generational wealth for themselves and their families through entrepreneurship. They will have opportunities to explore their own new ventures or support their peers in launching a business idea.

Workforce Readiness

As part of our process in obtaining accreditation, we will work towards gaining accreditation to provide young scholars who complete years 13 and 14 with us with certificates in Entrepreneurship, Data Analytics, and Environmental Studies so they may enter the workforce after graduation with strong skillsets.

Higher Education

Young scholars who participate in our program will have the option to continue on to a higher education institution of their choosing. Our career and college readiness team will support them through the process of transferring their credits and attending a trade school, university, or other post-secondary institution of their choice.

Be The WAIE Campaign Phases

Phase 1

School Development

Guy sitting in a coffee shop, listening music and using his laptop (square)

The first phase of the Be The WAIE Campaign is focused on the development of the digital learning school as a whole. The school development supports the hiring of multicultural faculty and staff to build programs and courses, technology infrastructure, and marketing resources. Also, the phase focuses on procuring the necessary funding to provide some level of financial aid to 89% of the young scholars who are interested in attending WAIE. By supporting WAIE, you are ensuring youth are able to participate regardless of their family’s financial status.

Campaign Benchmarks

$1,631,852 total campaign

Additional Funding
Dec 1, 2021
$116,426
Mar 1, 2022
$130,111
Sep 1, 2022
$178,018
Dec 1, 2022
$178,017
Mar 1, 2023
$514,640
Sep 1, 2023
$514,640
Sep 1, 2024
School Opens
Phase Cumulative
Dec 1, 2021
$116,426
Mar 1, 2022
$246,537
Sep 1, 2022
$424,555
Dec 1, 2022
$602,572
Mar 1, 2023
$1,117,212
Sep 1, 2023
$1,631,852
Sep 1, 2024
School Opens

Phase 2

Dormitory for Foster and Homeless Youth

Teenage school friends having fun piggybacking outdoors

The second phase of the Be The WAIE Campaign is focused on the development of our first dormitory for youth who are homeless, runaways, or in the foster care system. The campaign is focused on purchasing land and beginning the initial planning with architects and construction companies. Youth will receive support from our residential staff, participate in the Hebrew lifestyle, and receive housing, meals, and education for the duration of their time as a scholar up to two years after graduation as long as they participate in a desginated pathway.

Campaign Benchmarks

$5,843,935 total campaign

Additional Funding
Dec 1, 2023
$730,492
Mar 1, 2024
$730,492
Sep 1, 2024
$365,246
Dec 1, 2024
$730,492
Mar 1, 2025
$365,246
Sep 1, 2025
$730,492
Dec 1, 2025
$1,460,984
Mar 1, 2026
$730,491
Sep 1, 2026
Dorm Opens
Phase Cumulative
Dec 1, 2023
$730,492
Mar 1, 2024
$1,460,984
Sep 1, 2024
$1,826,230
Dec 1, 2024
$2,556,722
Mar 1, 2025
$2,921,968
Sep 1, 2025
$3,652,460
Dec 1, 2025
$5,113,444
Mar 1, 2026
$5,843,935
Sep 1, 2026
Dorm Opens

Phase 3

Community Working Space

Happy Young Latina Woman At School Hispanic Girl Smiling

The third phase of the Be The WAIE Campaign is focused on the development of a community working and social space for young scholars and guest students. The campaign is focused on building an innovation center for youth to access a variety of studios and labs for their new venture ideas, co-working office rentals for fellow nonprofits and forprofits, outdoor leadership facility, and an event and catering center to provide employment to young scholars. Also, all WAIE immersions and social events will be moved on campus to save on costs.

Campaign Benchmarks

$7,536,122 total campaign

Additional Funding
Dec 1, 2026
$689,603
Mar 1, 2027
$564,220
Sep 1, 2027
$1,025,855
Dec 1, 2027
$1,865,190
Mar 1, 2028
$1,695,627
Sep 1, 2028
$1,695,627
Sep 1, 2029
Facility Opens
Phase Cumulative
Dec 1, 2026
$689,603
Mar 1, 2027
$1,253,823
Sep 1, 2027
$2,279,678
Dec 1, 2027
$4,144,868
Mar 1, 2028
$5,840,495
Sep 1, 2028
$7,536,122
Sep 1, 2029
Facility Opens