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204. Unboxing Transformative Mentorship: Fostering Passion-Based Learning and Building Community

We're joined by the inspiring Audrey Wisch, founder of Curious Cardinals and a recognized figure in Forbes 30 Under 30 in Education and Youngest categories. Audrey takes us on a journey through her experiences at Stanford University, which sowed the seeds for her passion in education and led to the creation of Curious Cardinals, a mentorship platform that bridges the gap between K-12 students and college mentors.

Audrey shares the philosophy and core pillars that define Curious Cardinals: near-peer mentorship, passion-based learning, project-based learning, and the importance of representation. We delve into how the platform fosters a sense of community, opens up opportunities, and creates meaningful connections, all while breaking down the traditional silos of education. Audrey also discusses the operational aspects of Curious Cardinals, shedding light on the engagement of mentors, families, and educators, and the platform’s collaborative approach.

Join us in this thought-provoking conversation to discover how Curious Cardinals is reimagining education, making learning journeys more attainable, and fostering a transformative mentorship experience. Let’s unbox the power of mentorship and explore how we can be part of this educational revolution!

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We unbox:

  • The founding and philosophy of Curious Cardinals

  • The core pillars of Curious Cardinals: near-peer mentorship, passion-based learning, project-based learning, and representation

  • The community and opportunities created by Curious Cardinals

  • The operational and engagement aspects of the platform

  • The vision and aspirations for Curious Cardinals in the educational landscape


  • Discover more about Curious Cardinals and explore opportunities to engage as a mentor, student, or educator: Curious Cardinals

  • Follow Curious Cardinals on Instagram: @curiouscardinals

  • Connect with Audrey on LinkedIn

Produced by NOVA Media


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