The annual Be The WAIE Campaign provides an opportunity for the community to support culturally responsive entrepreneurial education for young scholars of color. Currently, we’re fundraising for Phase One and Phase Two focused on developing the school. Phase One of is specifically focused on the development of curriculum and infrastructure. Phase Two of is specifically focused on raising funds for financial aid to support young scholars in attending the school. Supporters invest financially (donate) and with their time (volunteer) to help the school operate so young scholars can participate regardless of their financial status.
Phase 1 and 2
July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022
Total Campaign Goal: $3,115,088
Dormitory for Foster and Homeless Youth
July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023
Total Campaign Goal: $5,843,935
Community Working Space
July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024
Total Campaign Goal: $7,536,126
Where are we now in the campaign?
The World Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (WAIE) launched the Dollar-A-Day Initiative on December 15, 2020, and will begin tracking our campaign progress on January 1, 2020 for donations, grants, and sponsorships. Currently, we are in the first phase of the campaign and focused on raising funds for the curriculum development and infrastructure of the school development portion of the four part campaign. We encourage you to signup for our mailing list or to check back on the 30th of each month to see the progress we have made on our benchmarks.
Jan 30, 2020
Feb 28, 2020
Mar 30, 2020
Apr 30, 2020
May 30, 2020
Jun 30, 2020
The Dollar-A-Day Intiaitive is a grassroots initiative focused on encougaging members of the community to give the equivalent of at least one-dollar per day for the next 365 days ($30.42 per month). This is less than the cost of a cup of coffee or tea but goes a long way in making the culturally-responsive, digital learning entrepreneurship school a reality.
Recruit Two Friends
Also, each participate in the Dollar-A-Day initiative are encouraged to recruit at least two friends to also participate in the initiative. This helps create your own community or team of individuals who are championing a better future for youth. This means if all three of you give at least one-dollar per day then that triples the contribution ($91.26 per month) towards reaching our goals and makes it changing the narrative around education that much easier.
Another benefit you may be able to tap into is your company’s matching program if they have one. Some companies will match your direct donations and/or your volunteer hours towards a nonprofit. This means you could potentially double your initial donation and so could your two recruited friends. You can visit our matching gifts page to learn more about matching programs and see if your company participates.
Hall of Fame
To recognize the participants in the Dollar-A-Day initiative, WAIE has decided to list all participants, who give their person, on our https://www.waieschool.org/ website in our Hall of Fame. This is a great way to showcase that you were a part of the ground team that helped to make school a reality.
Conceptualizing the Initiative
We are here to help you if you would like to participate in the Dollar-A-Day initiative. However, we are also providing a visual outline of how your participation at the minimum level would impact our overall campaign goals for the current phase.