11/5/2017News

WeWork Launching School to ‘Grow Children’s Minds, Hearts, and Spirits’

by Rebekah Neumann

At WeWork, we know learning is a lifelong pursuit—a continuous search for betterment. We are all students of life, for life.

Over the past seven years, we have watched both WeWork and our children grow. It has become clear that the passion, drive, creativity, altruism, and wonder we strive for everyday are all traits that our children naturally possess. Somewhere along the traditional educational path, these traits can be lost, and we have to fight to find them again as adults.

I am continuously blown away by how evolved children are, how far ahead of us they are in so many ways. They are natural humanitarians, entrepreneurs, and artists. They are in touch with the magical, that thing that is greater than any one of us, and they grow—every single day—physically, intellectually, and spiritually.

WeWork School

It is with deep respect for this magic that we have decided to launch WeGrow: a new conscious, entrepreneurial school committed to unleashing every child's superpowers. Through better understanding their passions and the ways they can use their gifts to help others, children will grow as self-aware, empowered, compassionate creators. These are the future pioneers of WE.

We hope to reimagine the very idea of a classroom as elementary school-age children begin to identify their callings and apprentice under employees and members already living that dream. Curriculums will be created around meaningful local cultures and environments so that learning can be hands-on and experiential. We will focus as much on the growth of our children's spirits as we will their minds. We are passionate about the opportunity to bring families together as parents and children work and learn together around the world.

We are happy to announce that we will be opening our first school next fall in Chelsea for children ages 3 through 9, adding ages 2 and older the following year. Our school will be open to everyone: members, employees, and local communities. Multiple scholarship programs will be available.

This will be a collaboration across the global WeWork community, so if you would like to be involved with this endeavor, either by sending your child to the school, by supporting the effort in other ways, or by learning more, please visit WeGrow.com for more information.

Big love,

Rebekah