625 Worthington Drive

Suite 301

Charlottesville, VA 22903


WagiLabs is a U.S. tax-exempt 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

Tax ID # 81-2914215

Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Download the Teachers' Guide

All of our materials are free and 100% open-source. We encourage you to customize the lessons to meet the needs of your classroom.



Download the PlayBook

Print out the pages and create your lesson plan. If you want a paperback copy of the PlayBook you can order it from Amazon.


If you want multiple copies of the PlayBook for your class, contact us and we can have copies sent to you. The cost is $5.00 per PlayBook plus shipping charges.

Download the WagiVoyage Map

This is a high-resolution map capable of being enlarged to a wall mural.


  Welcome Aboard!


The WagiVoyage

1. Sea of Curiosity  

Discover our Passion

What are your passions? Which passions do you share with others? In WagiLabs, asking curious questions will help us discover our passions and identify the things we love to do.


Be a Detective

WagiLabs is all about coming up with ideas to make life better. Before we can help people, let's do some investigation to see what people need. 


Uncover Needs

When are people unhappy? You guessed it! When they don’t have the things they need, they face dangers in their community or don’t feel safe. Time for more detective work!



2. Islands of Compassion

Walk-in Others’ Shoes

By trying on and walking in other people’s shoes, we can see life as they see it, and feel what they feel. That is called having empathy. Having empathy is how we understand the changes that we need in the world. 

Define the Challenge

Defining a challenge means thinking about problems and goals. How can we look at the community need we found as a challenge that we want to solve? Let’s find out! 


Brainstorm Solutions  (2 sessions)

Get ready to put on your thinking cap. Everyone gets to share lots of ideas, and no one says, “NO!” We stretch our minds to see what’s good about our ideas, and that helps us come up with our wildest ideas yet!


Get Feedback

Feedback from others helps us improve our ideas and build the confidence to make them real. Let’s reach out to others to learn what they think!



3. Ocean of Courage

Build Your Prototypes (2 sessions)

Now that we have ideas, it is time to experiment with possible solutions. Let’s build models or prototypes and share them with others. Do our prototypes work? Are there challenges? Do we have to make changes? Let's keep trying and never give up!


Plan Your Pitch

What’s the best way to present our ideas to our class, parents, teachers, members of the community? A perfect pitch, of course! Let’s learn how to tell a story that makes our ideas irresistible!


Practice Your Pitch



Practice... and more practice.


Present Your Pitch

It’s showtime – time to present our ideas and solutions to our panel of coaches, who will help us make our ideas a reality.



 4. Crossroads of Connection

Make It Happen 

Great ideas are only great when we make them happen. Let’s look at the action we need to take to make our ideas real and take a big step forward by writing to mentors. We’re on our way!


Play It Forward

In our last session, we'll take time to reflect on our experiences with our WagiLabs teammates, and become coaches to help other kids learn the WagiWays.


Start Again

Uncover new community needs. Define new community challenges. Brainstorm solutions. Build prototypes and pitch your ideas to change the world — again.