Quarterly Conversation #1
Thursday, April 11, 2019
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
1712 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
Street parking is available on Main Street, Baltimore, 17th and 18th.
A surface lot next to Anton's on 17th and Main is also available for a $5.00 fee.
A Conversation on Successful School-to-Work Transitions
As the world continues to evolve at an increasingly rapid pace, the challenge of preparing today's learners to be tomorrow's leaders weighs heavily on educators and parents alike. An industrial model of education is no longer the most appropriate way to create a future-ready workforce, as today's employers are looking for team members to be strategic thinkers who are comfortable with collaboration. The Kansas City Chapter of A4LE is excited to host an important conversation about how innovative learning experiences can prepare students for successful next steps.
Kari Keefe, Executive Director of the KC Social Innovation Center, will share how their organization is centralizing programs to support work-readiness and equal opportunity in school-to-work transitions. We'll gather at PlexPod, a co-working community in the heart of the Crossroads area, where we’ll leverage the power of the group to discuss how our own work experiences can shape the way we think about preparing students for successful careers and life skills through schools and community agencies.
KC Social Innovation Center (KCSIC) is a nonprofit impact agency with a mission to create economic opportunity and social impact by advancing innovation in learning, workforce development, and human capital initiatives in an age of digital transformation. The Center manages Hire KC – the original, signature youth employment program started by Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Sly James. In 2017, Mayor James expanded the initiative from a city hall program into a citywide youth success platform managed by KCSIC. Today, Hire KC is the primary funnel of youth engagement for internships in the KC Region. Participation is open to all high school and college students from the 6-county Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area.