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, Austronesia/Pacific Islands, Latin, and Indigenous Americans 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 each term 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 verse toolkit of skills in business and building generational wealth for them and their family 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 year 13 and 14 with us with a Certificate of Entrepreneurship, Certificate of Data Analytics, and a Certificate of Environmental Studies so they may enter the workforce after graduation with strong skill sets.

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 and 2

School Development

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

The first two phases of the Be The WAIE Campaign are focused on the development of the digital learning school as a whole. The first phase focuses on hiring faculty and staff to build out programs and courses, technology infrastructure, and marketing resources. The second phase will focus 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 communities of color are able to participate regardless of their family’s financial status.

Campaign Benchmarks

 $3,115,088 total campaign

Campaign Benchmarks
Phase 1
Mar 1, 2021
Phase 1
Jul 1, 2021
Phase 1
Sep 1, 2021
Phase 2
Jan 1, 2022
Phase 2
Apr 1, 2022
Phase 2
Jul 1, 2022
Campaign Targets
Phase 1
$40,000
Phase 1
$340,943
Phase 1
$579,425
Phase 2
$1,424,646
Phase 2
$2,269,867
Phase 2
$3,115,088

Phase 3

Dormitory for Foster and Homeless Youth

Teenage school friends having fun piggybacking outdoors

The third 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 of 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 until two years after graduation as long as they participate in a desginated pathway.

Campaign Benchmarks

$5,843,935 total campaign

Campaign Benchmarks
Phase 3
Sep 1, 2022
Phase 3
Nov 1, 2022
Phase 3
Jan 1, 2023
Phase 3
Mar 1, 2023
Phase 3
May 1, 2023
Phase 3
Jul 1, 2023
Campaign Targets
Phase 3
$973,990
Phase 3
$1,947,980
Phase 3
$2,921,970
Phase 3
$3,895,960
Phase 3
$4,869,950
Phase 3
$5,843,935

Phase 4

Community Working Space

Happy Young Latina Woman At School Hispanic Girl Smiling

The fourth 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 entrepreneurial 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

Campaign Benchmarks
Phase 4
Sep 1, 2023
Phase 4
Nov 1, 2023
Phase 4
Jan 1, 2024
Phase 4
Mar 1, 2024
Phase 4
May 1, 2024
Phase 4
Jul 1, 2024
Campaign Targets
Phase 4
$1,256,021
Phase 4
$2,512,042
Phase 4
$3,768,063
Phase 4
$5,024,084
Phase 4
$6,280,105
Phase 4
$7,536,126