In 2002, a young gentleman who goes by the stage name of The Streets put out a song called Let’s Push Things Forward. In it, he raps about his belief that the music industry had become stagnant and that it was time to, well, push things forward.
We've got a gift that we're working on right now, a gift that we'd like to give to our students and to our broader community. It's called 5 Talks & 5 Prompts to Help You Live Life on Purpose. The idea is that we'll select five talks (think TED Talks, commencement addresses, etc.) that are particularly impactful and then pair each talk with a prompt so that after watching you're able to process, reflect on, and then act on the ideas shared.
We think that the best way to get to know Wayfinding Academy is to come visit us in person. The second best way to get to know us? How about this: a student-led video tour of campus on a typical Tuesday. That's what we made last week.
One of our priorities here at Wayfinding Academy is to weave together college and community. We did that last night when we hosted a TEDx Salon event, organized by many Wayfinding students and attended by Portland community members. Students do it through internships that take them outside of our campus to work alongside others in the community. Today we'd like to announce another way in which we're weaving together college and community - through our new Creator in Residence program.
A new term has begun at Wayfinding Academy, a term unlike any other. For the first time in Wayfinding history, both cohorts are taking a course together. That course is titled Making Good Choices, and it's taught by Sarah Wolfarth, who had this to say after the first day of class: