As you may remember from a newsletter we sent last February, one of our core values is Adventure and just as we will encourage students to stretch and explore themselves and the world, we encourage our crew members to do the same.
During the past few weeks our team has been spread across the world having adventures and stretching - Tim has been in France with his wife visiting her family, Bjarke and Gina hosted their wedding in the countryside in Italy, Michelle visited Italy for the wedding and caught part of the Palio in Siena while there, Tina summited Mt. Adams in Washington, and Colin is in Alaska leading outdoor exploration trips for youth.
During our times of adventure, we still make time to keep striving towards our goal of being ready for our inaugural cohort of students to arrive on August 29th and to host our first annual Wayfinder Weekend at the end of July. We keep in touch a couple times per week via video conferencing and send plenty of emails as well. Here are a few things we have wrapped up this past week that we would like to share with you...
Chrissy Washburn established a scholarship for a Wayfinding Academy student in honor and support of her organization, Giraffe Giggles, whose mission is to raise children’s voices so the world will hear them and inspire people to talk to each other with Giraffe kindness. The recipient(s) will be someone who share the Giraffe Giggles values of trust, empathy, equity and inclusion, fun, mutual giving, and kindness. Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated financial need. To be eligible for this scholarship, applications must be submitted by mid-July.
Gratitude for all!
Our friends at SuperThank will be joining us at Wayfinder Weekend at the end of July! They will have a special "gratitude booth" where attendees can share their stories of gratitude and they are helping us create a permanent wall of gratitude in the building that will debut during Wayfinder Weekend. If you don't yet have a ticket to attend Wayfinder Weekend, there is still time to get one here:
We hope you will join us for an upcoming event or tell someone you know about us so we can get to know more people who believe in the goal to turn higher education frontwards.
Cheers to adventure and living life on purpose!
The Wayfinding Academy Crew
P.S. We are inviting an intern to help us grow the movement. If you, or someone you know, might be interested in learning about fundraising, events, organization, and helping to revolutionize higher education with us, check out this posting.