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‘Methods didn’t keep up’ – Serena Williams’ husband Alexis Ohanian vows to change education with his new initiative

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Serena Williams’ husband Alexis Ohanian is known for his social media presence. Similar to his wife, the Reddit co-founder uses his social media handles to give regular updates on his personal and professional engagements.

Along with his professional updates, Ohanian yesterday took to his Twitter account, promising to change the education system by introducing the founder and CEO of Prenda to the world.

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Having its roots dating back to 2015, Prenda is a modernized training company. Specializing in K-8 students, Prenda strives to provide tuition-free micro-schools for children. The company currently works in over 6 states in the United States.

Opinions of Alexis Ohanian on the education system

Besides being the co-founder of Reddit, Ohanian is also an avid capital investor. Establishing his private equity firm, Seven Seven Six in 2020, the 39-year-old has invested in numerous businesses to date. Recently, Ohanian became the lead investor in Prenda’s second fundraising round.

In making the announcement, Seven Seven Six took to their Twitter account, posting a lengthy thread tweet about Prenda Founder and CEO Kelly Smith. The thread featured a full profile of Smith.

While Seven Seven Six had already acknowledged Smith’s presence, Alexis Ohanian made sure to have his personal involvement as well. Taking his Twitter handle, Ohanian introduced Smith to the world. Giving his perspective on the current education system, Ohanian extended his support to Smith, hoping the knowledgeable founder would make changes to it.

PARIS, FRANCE June 4. Alexis Ohanian, husband of Serena Williams of the United States reacts in the stands during her match against Danielle Collins of the United States on Philippe-Chatrier court in the third round of singles competition at the 2021 French Open tennis Tournament at Roland Garros in June. 4th 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

Taking to his Twitter account, he wrote: Our education system was designed with the assembly line in mind to prepare our children for an industrializing world. The times have changed. Our methods did not follow. I hope the pioneers like Kelly Smith help us build a fairer and more efficient path.

A return to Wimbledon for Serena Williams

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Speaking of Alexis Ohanian, we can’t forget his wife, Serena Williams. Serena suffered a hamstring injury at Wimbledon 2021 and was forced to stay off the tour for over a year.

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A few weeks ago, Serena started giving major hints about her return to Wimbledon 2022. On the contrary, the Wimbledon participation list not bearing her name came as a shock to everyone in tennis. Yet yesterday Serena made one of the most anticipated announcements, confirming her appearance at the 2022 Wimbledon Championship.

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Serena Williams in action during her women’s first round match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich on center court on day two of Wimbledon at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. Picture date: Tuesday, June 29, 2021. (Photo by Adam Davy/PA Images via Getty Images)

Serena is ready to return to the field after a year. While the odds of winning the championship are very different, we can undoubtedly expect a surprise from the seven-time Wimbledon champion.

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