by Pamela Stepko and Kim Williamson
WagiLabs is on a mission to change the world one idea and one community at a time. The program is designed to develop a ‘kidpreneur’ mindset in which students embrace curiosity, compassion, courage, and connection in order to change their communities.
Students at Cumberland County Elementary School began their journey this summer by looking inwards and identifying their passions. Next, they focused outwards, taking a critical look at their community and identifying potential areas for improvement. An emphasis was placed on viewing the community from multiple perspectives and walking in the shoes of all its members. Themes explored included mindfulness, empathy, collaboration, struggle, and perseverance.