Save the Date: Hire KC Virtual Hiring Fair

The Annual Hire KC Hiring Fair will be presented virtually on Friday, April 9, 2021, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

While it is sometimes a struggle to find work as a high school or college student, or recent graduate, it has become even more so because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year, the Hire KC hiring fair will feel more like a conference-style event – so you’ll want to be there on time at the start, and flow through the kickoff instructions, and then attend the employer breakout sessions that interest you so you can explore and apply!

What you need to know:

  • Dozens of employers will come together to highlight and showcase open internships and seasonal jobs – virtually.
  • Our goal is to jump-start summer hiring and open up access to private, public and nonprofit companies to all the youth of our City.
  • This event is free and open to all pre-registered young people. Though the event is virtual, you will still be on camera. Be sure to dress business professional. Do your best to prepare by researching employers based on the list provided to you in advance.
  • This 3-hour-long event will provide ample time to share resumes, schedule interviews, fill out job applications and learn about all the opportunities offered across the Greater Kansas City Metro.

In order to apply for any open internships and jobs, you will need to first create a Hire KC student account – so get started here.

We will be sending you detailed instructions and a link to join the virtual event soon, so be sure to watch your inbox for an email from us (help@hirekc.org).

Student Registration is FREE.

Employers can register for the event HERE.

Rethink Youth Spotlight: De La Salle Education Center

The Rethink Youth Conference re-imagines, re-designs, re-builds, and re-engages the systems and pedagogy that frame education, both in Kansas City and throughout the country.

With the voice of our region’s young adults at the forefront of this movement, Rethink Youth will serve as a hub for collaboration and real-world learning, all the while, producing innovative and thought-provoking content around education.

More than 70 high school students from (9) Kansas City-area high schools have come together, dreamed up, and conceived ways to impact education from their point of view.

Each breakout session features a high impact topic chosen by students, offering up a new way to help us get unstuck as we consider just how to rethink and reshape education and their learning journey. 

De La Salle Education Center

Get to Know Me: A Case for Teachers Better Connecting with Students. 

Students spend a lot of time in schools, an average of 6 hours a day. Teachers need to build connections with their students beyond handing out assignments. Students will explore the different ways that teachers can develop stronger connections with their students. They will also discuss the effect that these connections have on student success and performance in schools.

This special event is designed for students, by students, and all are welcome. If you are currently a student and interested in participating in this event, you may register here. If you are a curious adult, learner, or education stakeholder, you are welcome to register and tune in to observe. Want to learn more about the event? Click here or download the event’s agenda.

Rethink Youth Spotlight: Hogan Preparatory Academy

The Rethink Youth Conference re-imagines, re-designs, re-builds, and re-engages the systems and pedagogy that frame education, both in Kansas City and throughout the country.

With the voice of our region’s young adults at the forefront of this movement, Rethink Youth will serve as a hub for collaboration and real-world learning, all the while, producing innovative and thought-provoking content around education.

More than 70 high school students from (9) Kansas City-area high schools have come together, dreamed up, and conceived ways to impact education from their point of view.

Each breakout session features a high impact topic chosen by students, offering up a new way to help us get unstuck as we consider just how to rethink and reshape education and their learning journey. 

Hogan Preparatory Academy

Gamification: Adding Excitement to the Curriculum.  

The session looks at how learning styles are acknowledged but not taken into account during instruction. Students argue that the current curriculum does not address the needs of all learners. The team asserts that this type of exclusion creates an uncomfortable environment for some students, which can harm student achievement.

This special event is designed for students, by students, and all are welcome. If you are currently a student and interested in participating in this event, you may register here. If you are a curious adult, learner, or education stakeholder, you are welcome to register and tune in to observe. Want to learn more about the event? Click here or download the event’s agenda

Rethink Youth Spotlight: KCPS East High School

The Rethink Youth Conference re-imagines, re-designs, re-builds, and re-engages the systems and pedagogy that frame education, both in Kansas City and throughout the country.

With the voice of our region’s young adults at the forefront of this movement, Rethink Youth will serve as a hub for collaboration and real-world learning, all the while, producing innovative and thought-provoking content around education.

More than 70 high school students from (9) Kansas City-area high schools have come together, dreamed up, and conceived ways to impact education from their point of view.

Each breakout session features a high impact topic chosen by students, offering up a new way to help us get unstuck as we consider just how to rethink and reshape education and their learning journey. 

KCPS East High School

Urban Farming: Strategies for Combating Food Insecurity in Schools. 

The session will focus on the effects food insecurity has on student achievement. The team asserts that students with better access to food perform better in schools. The session will look at strategies for addressing food insecurities in high school through hydroponic farming and urban farming. 

This special event is designed for students, by students, and all are welcome. If you are currently a student and interested in participating in this event, you may register here. If you are a curious adult, learner, or education stakeholder, you are welcome to register and tune in to observe. Want to learn more about the event? Click here or download the event’s agenda

Rethink Youth Spotlight: KCPS Northeast High School

The Rethink Youth Conference re-imagines, re-designs, re-builds, and re-engages the systems and pedagogy that frame education, both in Kansas City and throughout the country.

With the voice of our region’s young adults at the forefront of this movement, Rethink Youth will serve as a hub for collaboration and real-world learning, all the while, producing innovative and thought-provoking content around education.

More than 70 high school students from (9) Kansas City-area high schools have come together, dreamed up, and conceived ways to impact education from their point of view.

Each breakout session features a high impact topic chosen by students, offering up a new way to help us get unstuck as we consider just how to rethink and reshape education and their learning journey. 

KCPS Northeast High School

The Ultimate Connection: Can You Teach Me If You Don’t Look Like Me. 

The session will explore the benefits associated with shared racial identities between teachers and students. Students will discuss the pros and cons of racial connectedness between teachers and students and attempt to find the connection between student performance and same-race educators.

This special event is designed for students, by students, and all are welcome. If you are currently a student and interested in participating in this event, you may register here. If you are a curious adult, learner, or education stakeholder, you are welcome to register and tune in to observe. Want to learn more about the event? Click here or download the event’s agenda.

Rethink Youth Spotlight: Liberty High School

The Rethink Youth Conference re-imagines, re-designs, re-builds, and re-engages the systems and pedagogy that frame education, both in Kansas City and throughout the country.

With the voice of our region’s young adults at the forefront of this movement, Rethink Youth will serve as a hub for collaboration and real-world learning, all the while, producing innovative and thought-provoking content around education.

More than 70 high school students from (9) Kansas City-area high schools have come together, dreamed up, and conceived ways to impact education from their point of view.

Each breakout session features a high impact topic chosen by students, offering up a new way to help us get unstuck as we consider just how to rethink and reshape education and their learning journey. 

Liberty High School

A Case for Learning Styles: Creating an Environment Where Everyone Feels Comfortable, Respected, and Comfortable.    

The sessions look at how learning styles are acknowledged but not taken into account during instruction. Students argue that the current curriculum does not address the needs of all learners. The team asserts that this type of exclusion creates an uncomfortable environment for some students, which can harm student achievement.

This special event is designed for students, by students, and all are welcome. If you are currently a student and interested in participating in this event, you may register here. If you are a curious adult, learner, or education stakeholder, you are welcome to register and tune in to observe. Want to learn more about the event? Click here or download the event’s agenda

Rethink Youth Spotlight: Raytown & Raytown South High Schools

The Rethink Youth Conference re-imagines, re-designs, re-builds, and re-engages the systems and pedagogy that frame education, both in Kansas City and throughout the country.

With the voice of our region’s young adults at the forefront of this movement, Rethink Youth will serve as a hub for collaboration and real-world learning, all the while, producing innovative and thought-provoking content around education.

More than 70 high school students from (9) Kansas City-area high schools have come together, dreamed up, and conceived ways to impact education from their point of view.

Each breakout session features a high impact topic chosen by students, offering up a new way to help us get unstuck as we consider just how to rethink and reshape education and their learning journey. 

Raytown & Raytown South High Schools

Redefining Gifted: Understanding that All Students Are Special. 

The session will focus on expanding the criteria for the gifted classification in high schools. The argument is that the current gifted-models exclude students gifted in ways that are not traditionally academic. The team asserts schools should recognize students on technical, artistic, and or military tracts and pathways. The team will offer alternative structures to the current gifted models being used today.

This special event is designed for students, by students, and all are welcome. If you are currently a student and interested in participating in this event, you may register here. If you are a curious adult, learner, or education stakeholder, you are welcome to register and tune in to observe. Want to learn more about the event? Click here or download the event’s agenda

Rethink Youth Spotlight: Liberty North High School

The Rethink Youth Conference re-imagines, re-designs, re-builds, and re-engages the systems and pedagogy that frame education, both in Kansas City and throughout the country.

With the voice of our region’s young adults at the forefront of this movement, Rethink Youth will serve as a hub for collaboration and real-world learning, all the while, producing innovative and thought-provoking content around education.

More than 70 high school students from (9) Kansas City-area high schools have come together, dreamed up, and conceived ways to impact education from their point of view.

Each breakout session features a high impact topic chosen by students, offering up a new way to help us get unstuck as we consider just how to rethink and reshape education and their learning journey. 

Liberty North High School

Exploring Post-Secondary Pathways Early: We Don’t Have to Wait. 

The session looks at the benefits of starting real-world learning (RWL) based instruction during their initial year in high school. The primary assertion of this session was that schools wait too long before allowing students to use RWL to explore possible post-secondary options.

This special event is designed for students, by students, and all are welcome. If you are currently a student and interested in participating in this event, you may register here. If you are a curious adult, learner, or education stakeholder, you are welcome to register and tune in to observe. Want to learn more about the event? Click here or download the event’s agenda

Rethink Youth Spotlight: Crossroads Prep Academy

The Rethink Youth Conference re-imagines, re-designs, re-builds, and re-engages the systems and pedagogy that frame education, both in Kansas City and throughout the country.

With the voice of our region’s young adults at the forefront of this movement, Rethink Youth will serve as a hub for collaboration and real-world learning, all the while, producing innovative and thought-provoking content around education.

More than 70 high school students from (9) Kansas City-area high schools have come together, dreamed up, and conceived ways to impact education from their point of view.

Each breakout session features a high impact topic chosen by students, offering up a new way to help us get unstuck as we consider just how to rethink and reshape education and their learning journey. 

Crossroads Prep Academy

Real-World Learning: Connecting the Classroom to the World Outside. 

Students will explore what real-world learning is and discuss the benefits of implementing it in schools. They will include the effect it has on critical thinking, decision making, and life skills. Exploring these skills early on will give students an experience that applies to more opportunities. Schools need to better prepare students for the outside world and help their students find their place in the world beyond school.

This special event is designed for students, by students, and all are welcome. If you are currently a student and interested in participating in this event, you may register here. If you are a curious adult, learner, or education stakeholder, you are welcome to register and tune in to observe. Want to learn more about the event? Click here or download the event’s agenda

Rethink Youth Spotlight: Fort Osage (Team B)

The Rethink Youth Conference re-imagines, re-designs, re-builds, and re-engages the systems and pedagogy that frame education, both in Kansas City and throughout the country.

With the voice of our region’s young adults at the forefront of this movement, Rethink Youth will serve as a hub for collaboration and real-world learning, all the while, producing innovative and thought-provoking content around education.

More than 70 high school students from (9) Kansas City-area high schools have come together, dreamed up, and conceived ways to impact education from their point of view.

Each breakout session features a high impact topic chosen by students, offering up a new way to help us get unstuck as we consider just how to rethink and reshape education and their learning journey. 

Fort Osage Team B

It’s Time to Make a Change: Searching for an Alternative to Homework. 

Students will address the current homework structure in place. They are required to spend time outside of class on what they believe to be busywork. Homework has become outdated and lost its effect on student learning. Students will explore alternatives to homework and share different methods that contribute to mastery of what they are learning in the classroom.

This special event is designed for students, by students, and all are welcome. If you are currently a student and interested in participating in this event, you may register here. If you are a curious adult, learner, or education stakeholder, you are welcome to register and tune in to observe. Want to learn more about the event? Click here or download the event’s agenda