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Paid Experiences

Paid Experiences

PAID EXPERIENCES

We build and manage a large marketplace of paid experiences, and use a student-centered approach to scale opportunity for all youth in the Kansas City region. We use flexible, work-based modules that reinforce essential skill building, social capital development, and student voice and self advocacy while connecting students to paid experiences.

Our 2020 line-up includes the following virtual experiences:

Work Ready Institute

WRI is 4-part series designed to accelerate a student’s core readiness to successfully participate in coordinated / curated work-based experiences.  It includes modules on Communications, Wellness, Productivity and Networking. Successful completers earn the WRI badge and a $100 Visa Gift Card.

Open to all students > June 29th to July 17th, 2020

(WRI is now closed)

Skill Builders Series

The Skill Builders series aims to accelerate a student’s professional development and occupational identity in order to more fully engage in coordinated / curated real-world projects and work-based experiences. Successful completers earn three Hire KC badges: Pathways, Community, and Identity.

Open to all students > July 30th to August 17th, 2020

Current high school students are eligible to earn a $150 Visa Gift Card.

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Leadership Series

The Leadership Series aims to help equip youth in their future ascension through modeled leadership, with a focus on positive influence and community impact. It includes a diverse group of KC leaders. This box set is part of the full Skill Builders Series, and includes four credentialed badges for successful completers.

Open to all students > July 30th to August 17th, 2020

Current high school students are eligible to earn a $150 Visa Gift Card.

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Focus Groups

Focus Groups are micro projects. They are shorter in duration and smaller in scale.  These sprints include RWL readiness and a learning journey to create exposure to portfolio-building work, and essential skills that will help students track toward market value assets. Successful completers earn $200 in a Visa Gift Card.

Open to high school students – August 24th to August 31st, 2020

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Client-connected Projects

Our virtual client-connected projects are sourced and vetted by our experts, and include Real-World Learning readiness, near-peer coaching, and a learning journey designed to produce portfolio-ready work, and the authentic application of concepts and essential skills that young people can develop into market value assets. Successful completers earn $300 in a Visa Gift Card.

Open to high school students – August 24th to August 31st, 2020

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Summer Internships

Vetted employers host Hire KC students for a virtual internship that includes intern-ready training, mentor coaching, and an experiential journey designed to produce portfolio-ready work and authentic application of industry and position concepts and essential skills that young people can turn into market value assets. Interns earn $11.25/hour and are seasonal employees.

Open to high school graduates and college students > through June 1, 2020

(Summer Internships are now closed)