In 2018, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation launched the Rethink ED conference to bring together all the stakeholders in education  business leaders, educators, parents, community leaders, high school students, and national experts  to help rethink education, by collaboratively creating tools, resources, and knowledge to better support communities that empower the makers, doers, and dreamers in our communities and our students.

Now, in collaboration with Kauffman, KCSIC is bringing the virtual, youth-driven RETHINK YOUTH 2020 conference to Kansas City. This special event will focus on re-imagining, re-designing, re-building, and re-engaging the education system – all through the eyes and design of local students – catalyzing student voice and experience through a real world learning journey that includes planning, marketing and hosting this event themselves.

This is Kansas City’s first-ever virtual conference designed by students, and for students.

Interested in learning more about RETHINK YOUTH 2020 – contact us at

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