Since 2006,  WAGET and its predecessors have worked to motivate American and Chinese students through campfire diplomacy; organize cultural and environmental exchanges in Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin; host sister-state youth experiences and performances; connect teachers, coaches and students for athletic competition; introduce new ideas and innovations to agriculture and industry; challenge governments, organizations and citizens to pursue new leadership goals, including representatives from all over the US, China, Taiwan, Japan, Canada, Korea, Thailand, Uruguay, and Germany.

Recent Events

Launch Wisconsin Featuring Packer star Na’il Diggs

WAGET and its partner Pro-Squared participated October 18, 2017 in Launch Wisconsin at Lambeau Field in an entrepreneurship event called Launch Wisconsin. WAGET president Jeff Smoller moderated a session with former Green Bay Packer star Na’il Diggs entitled The Potential Role of Professional Athletes in entrepreneurship and economic engagement. Both talked about the project of using sports, starting with basketball, to bridge and build Wisconsin youth. The Fox Valley and Green Bay are one of four pilot project sites. Others are Milwaukee, Madison and Beloit.

Pictured left to right: Jeff Smoller; Na’il Diggs; Al Zeise, CEO/Founder of the HuTerra, the Charitable Social Network; and Gary Vaughan, WAGET officer, businessperson and entrepreneurship instructor

Please Join Us! and are partnering with UW Colleges and UW-Extension, the Wisconsin Counties Association and the League of Municipalities to stage a series of forums on navigating the new economy. The events include stops in:
Hudson on Oct. 17
Richland Center on Oct. 24
Sheboygan on Oct. 26
Each discussion will be moderated by UW Colleges and Extension Chancellor Cathy Sandeen and feature Mark Lange, executive director of UW-Extension’s Division for Business and Entrepreneurship; and John Koskinen, Department of Revenue chief economist. A local economic development expert from each community will also be present. The forums are sponsored by the Wisconsin Academy for Global Education and Training. See more details:

Living Word Students Visit China Lights

On October 7th, 2017, students from Living Word attended the China Lights: The Magic Returns. The students enjoyed their evening walking through all the displays. The event is hosted at the Boerner Botanical Gardens. To learn more about the event and purchase tickets, please visit