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