Community Collaborative


Kansas City’s Problem

Far too often our students leave school without having the authentic experiences they need to help them navigate the world. Too many skills are taught in isolation and students do not see the connection between what they learn in the classroom to what they need in real life. At the same time, Kansas City faces a shortage of innovative workers because many of our young people don’t recognize the opportunities available to them within our region. Kansas City is the prime location to increase capacity in trade, people, and ideas, yet young adults do not see this opportunity.

Our Solution
The Crossroads Community Collaborative (CCC) will supply talent to local businesses and organizations by providing integrated learning opportunities and equipping students with employable skills. CCC students will give back to their community by solving real problems and completing real projects that meet industry needs.

Our youth civic engagement activities are critical for empowering young people to develop their skills and talents; participate in political, economic and social conversations; and become agents of positive change in their communities. Our goal is to become a proof-point in how communities can build a transformational learning a system that contributes to the overall sustainability of the area.

How can the Crossroads Community Collaborative help you?
CCC is a project-driven learning experience where your real-world problems and ideas become real opportunities for our students. Our partners benefit from a symbiotic relationship, where business and organizational needs are being met by our students. While passionate about young people and education, our partners receive high-value as well. Partners can join CCC through the following levels: Professional Development, Industry Mentor, Project Supervisor, Career Host, and Investor. 

Community Partner Benefits


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