"Maybe" Script

[spoken by students]

If our choices make us who we’ll be tomorrow…

We should question the choices we’re given today…

Before we say yes or no, this or that…

Because ‘that’s how it’s always been done’…

We should take a breath and say, ‘maybe’…

Because maybe lives outside the lines, where life mostly happens…

Maybe doesn’t just ask, ‘What’s your major?’

Or ‘Where will you be in five years?’

It asks, ‘Who are you now? And where do we go from here?’

'Maybe' answers doubts with possibilities…

Like: 'Maybe we’re stronger than we think'…

And there’s more here than you think you see.

Maybe we need to get out in the world before we can find our place in it.

Get our hands dirty… get stories under our fingernails.

Maybe isn’t for the privileged few, but the few bold enough to seek it.

If you can’t knock down a wall, maybe you can climb it…

Because maybe meets an obstacle, and finds a way.

Maybe we could all stretch a little… no – a lot…

…challenge each other…

…lift each other up…

…build something new.

Maybe that’s what community means. And what education should be.

We learn, we grow. We do the work – together.

 

[narrator]

There’s a movement growing…

Where we thrive on curiosity and discovery.

We call it Wayfinding Academy – a two-year, nonprofit college in Portland, Oregon…

Built by educators with a different take on higher education.

Who don’t measure success in degrees or debt…

…but in adventures, challenges and real-world experiences.

Nine core classes give you the skills and confidence to choose your own path…

You’ll handpick projects…

Learn from mentors and advisors.

You’ll get out of the classroom and into the world…

Intern at local businesses…

Travel abroad.

You’ll build a portfolio, a network, and a plan…

And leave with a purpose.

 

[spoken by students]

Maybe it’s time we choose better choices…

Do things differently…

Trust ourselves…

Maybe the future is uncertain, but it’s ours to create…

Start your journey at wayfindingacademy.org!

 

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