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Rethink Youth


This winter, the Rethink Youth conference will bring together student leaders, educators, and community members in a 1.5 day convening exploring education from a learner’s lens.

DAY 1 (half day)

  • Conference kickoff.
  • “Welcome” panel discussion with the Student Steering Committee.
  • Community conversation with regional businesses and education leaders discussing “qualifying the value of student voice to our regional prosperity.”
  • Unveiling of the Rethink Youth mural.

DAY 2 (full day)

  • 10 student-led breakout sessions.
  • Opening Remarks
    • William Dowdell, Senior Director, KC Social Innovation Center.
    • Keynote speaker: To be announced.
  • Breakout Sessions
    • Block #1: 3 sessions.
    • Block #2: 3 sessions.
    • Block #3: 2 sessions.
  • Closing Remarks
    • Student Steering Committee.
    • Miles Sandler, Director of Engagement – Education, Public Affairs, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

Session details and event registration is coming soon. Subscribe to the Rethink Youth Newsletter to get the latest updates and announcements.