Wiley Skaret

Home School
Durango, New Mexico

Wiley Skaret is a home-schooled 19-year-old young American classical pianist and improviser. After moving to Colombia, Wiley created a non-profit called “James 1,” responsible for creating a scholarship fund for the children of Colombia’s fallen police heroes. As part of Wiley’s leadership of this initiative, Wiley and his team of U.S. cinematographers produced music videos throughout Colombia — from urban Bogota, to grassy Guasca, to the chilled Chingaza National Park, to coffee farms in Pereira, to the Cocora Valley, to the coastal city of Cartagena, to the Island Barú, and to desert of La Guajira — and given benefit concerts in support of the cause.

Scholarships Awarded in 2021: NSHSS Activism and Advocacy Scholarship