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COLLEGE IS BROKEN

Pick up the latest issue of Consumer Reports, read our students’ stories, or talk to any recent college grad who has no clue what to do next, and it will be wildly apparent. Or maybe you have your own story of how the traditional model didn't serve you.

 

When students are seen and valued as numbers, when they struggle to learn in a 500-person lecture hall or never asked what they want to do with their lives until after they've graduate - they’re swept aside. All of their potential to become thriving, engaged citizens of the world is wasted.

Wayfinding Academy exists to offer an alternative. (Watch the video to see how we’re doing it)


 
 

A CAMPAIGN TO CULTIVATE OUR FIRST COHORT

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Campaign Goal: 
Raise $50,000 & recruit 100 founding members by August 29th, 2016

SO FAR WE'VE RAISED: $53,192.60  (Thank you!!!) and RECRUITED 102 NEW MEMBERS (MET THIS GOAL!) - last updated: 8/28/2016

Last year, we raised money to build a college.

Now, 100% of your dollars in this campaign will directly inspire, equip, counsel, stretch, and activate our first class of future world-changers.

We’re on a mission to raise $50,000 and recruit 100 founding members to support our students and become a catalyst for a widespread revolution. Imagine a world in which each person is living, leading, and impacting at full capacity.

YOU can create it.

 
 

A monthly donation is the best way to support our students for the long-haul. It's easy, quick, and secure, and it helps give us the kind of support we will need to help these young adults reach their distinct potential. 

 

 

OUR STUDENTS' STORIES

When we started meeting the students who’d form our first cohort, reality hit: our world desperately needs an alternative.

Most of our students have already experienced traditional college. Some even have degrees. None of them had the guidance, support, and network they needed. All of them are brilliant and have distinct potential.

Read a few of their stories, struggles, and aspirations here:


WHY NOW?

In July 2015, we launched an audacious Indiegogo fundraiser in order to:

We raised a record-breaking $206,000 and accomplished all of those things. We made big promises, and our donors (you!) made it possible to keep them. 

Now, our first cohort starts on August 29th, and we need the support of our community to run a college that will be a catalyst for a revolution.

A monthly donation is the best way to support our students for the long-haul. It's easy, quick, and secure, and it helps give us the kind of support we will need to help these young adults reach their distinct potential. 


CAMPAIGN NOTES

HOW WILL THE MONEY RAISED BE USED?

Funds from this campaign directly support students. You’ll fund teachers, classrooms, materials, advocates, and support services. You will make it possible for Hailey, Susannah, Justin, and their classmates to have a life-changing experience not available in the traditional system.

THANK YOU! - SPECIAL PERKS for Donors

In addition to massive amounts of gratitude, you’ll receive:

  • A limited edition print of our Creed created by a talented artist in our community (during this campaign only!)
  • A ticket to Wayfinder Weekend if you join before July 29th
  • some really cool swag
  • invitations to special events
  • opportunities to volunteer and mentor students
  • Ability to claim that you were one of the founding members and helped built this college from the ground up
  • Knowledge that you’ve helped each student grow to their fullest potential, sparked the higher education revolution, and made the world better

A monthly donation is the best way to support our students for the long-haul. It's easy, quick, and secure, and it helps give us the kind of support we will need to help these young adults reach their distinct potential. 


The Wayfinding Academy is a not for profit, charitable organization formed under Section 501(c)3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Donations to Wayfinding Academy are tax-deductible as charitable contributions for US federal income tax purposes. There are no donation limits or restrictions on contributions to Wayfinding Academy. Our nonprofit tax ID is 47-2943786.

The Wayfinding Academy
PO Box 13483
Portland, OR 97213