WeWork works for kids too
Co-working outfit WeWork will open a private school inside a New York City WeWork next year as part of a pilot programme with seven five-to-eight year-old students. The pupils will spend four days a week in a classroom in Manhattan where they will get business lessons from WeWork employees and WeWork entrepreneur residents, plus one day on a 60-acre farm.
On the farm, which was acquired by WeWork founders Adam and Rebekah Neumann last year, students will be expected to learn about the natural cycles of plant life.
“In my book, there’s no reason why children in elementary schools can’t be launching their own businesses,” Rebekah Neumann, rather bullishly tells Bloomberg.
WeWork is on a steep curve right now and that is set to continue. The sharing of corporate space via the likes of WeWork is the next growth area of the sharing economy, with entire floors of office blocks kitted out and primed for office sharing, according to recent research.