With massive cuts to school budgets nationwide as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, students have lost many critical learning opportunities, such as elective courses and extracurricular activities.
Wave aims to spark a love for learning while sustaining student enrichment and achievement through its curricular support services, eminars, and speaker panels.
“Over the summer, I taught ‘Who Did It? Forensic Analysis and Culprit Identification,’ which taught biology and chemistry concepts applicable to solving mysteries,” said instructor Annie Lin of Maspeth. “I met and interacted with curious learners from all over the world. It was incredible.
“The program is entirely student-initiated and student-run, meaning that middle and high school students are able to learn from current college students who understand their struggles with the education system and are trying to reform it,” added Lin.
Programs include seminars, tutoring, and speaker events, providing an array of course selections outside of what you would normally find in a traditional school setting. The program is completely free and available in 62 countries.
“Most learning centers require a fee in order to access their resources, restricting the opportunities for academic success to families who can’t afford it,” said Lin. “Wave makes it so that anyone and everyone can access its resources, regardless of socioeconomic background.
Learn more at wavelf.org.