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