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The World Academy for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (WAIE) is an asynchronous, culturally responsive, digital learning, independent school that provides youth with real world secondary and post-secondary education. Also, a key focal point of WAIE is the week-long experiential learning immersions that occur each term for our young scholars.



Diversity in Business Leadership

JULY 22 2020 at 10:20 AM | WAIE is a strong believer in the fact that it is time for us to build our own tables instead of asking for a seat at someone else’s table. As of 2018, 5% of CEOs in the USA are African American and 19% are LatinX. However, if we dive further and look at the makeup of the board of directors for companies then roughly 15% of board of director seats in major companies are held by people of color. In order to change this we must support the next generation of entrepreneurs in building businesses and recruiting diverse boards so that we can grow together as a community.

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Why Does Diversity Matter in Entrepreneurship?

JULY 15 2020 at 04:30 PM | You may agree with the notion that entrepreneurship is a great focus for the youth who participate in World Academy for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (WAIE) but may ask “Why does diversity matter in entrepreneurship?” That is a complicated yet not complicated question. However, to unpack that we must first look at what entrepreneurship does for a household and future generations along with the lack of access specific groups have to entrepreneurial opportunities.

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What is WAIE?

JULY 1, 2020 at 10:05 AM | WAIE is new school designed to provide students in grades 7 to 14 the opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship while learning how to create generational wealth and prepare for starting a business, workforce, or higher education. Our school is open to all but a special focus is given to youth from African Diaspora, LatinX, Indigenous, and Pacific Islander communities.

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Which phase of the BE THE WAIE Campaign are we currently participating in?

Phase 1: Curriculum Development

By supporting phase 1 of the campaign you are joining the founding investors community. This group of the BE THE WAIE community are individuals who are passionate about seeing the school become a reality. Once the phase 1 campaign has completed we will begin developing the integrated, asynchronous curriculum for young scholars to participate in.


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Career Exploration


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.

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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.

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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.