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Contact: Kari Keefe | | 816-800-9996

Hire KC Youth aligns and organizes the region’s work-based experiences to support opportunity equity, and illuminate career pathways so that all youth can learn and grow into promising futures.

Hire KC is a digital learning and youth employment hub to help coordinate a diverse set of stakeholders to identify and advance innovative youth employment initiatives. Through a unique youth-centered job board tool and the utilization of digital credentials to level-up future intern and job candidate, Hire KC provides resources to 16-24 year olds to explore a city of options, prepare for their future role, and connect with peers and colleagues alike.

Hire KC also offers partners the opportunity to innovate their pre-existing internship programs or design brand new scaffolding for successful work-based immersive experiences at companies, non-profits, and municipal offices. These “back-office” services provide professional development and human resources to small- and medium-sized businesses who may not have a capacity to engage young people at their workplace. Project-based learning opportunities abound and professional connections await young people and adult allies through Hire KC partnerships.

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