Meet Kansas’s Million Girls Moonshot Flight Crew Representative

Olathe, Kansas 8th Grader is selected as one of 51 Youth Representing 50 States to Champion STEM Learning as Part of the STEM Next Opportunity Fund’s Million Girls Moonshot Flight Crew Youth ambassador program gives young leaders the skills to advance the national...

Just Build By Cheri Welsh

A few years ago, over a summer break, my family and I went back home to Omaha, Ne to attend a family reunion.  We drove out to the middle of nowhere, to my relatives’ cabin along the Platte River.  After 2 ½ looong hours of convincing my kids all the fun they’d have...

Youth Positive Youth Development (YPYD) Toolkit

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All State Empower Youth Resources

Allstate Foundation Good Starts Young® helps youth build socio-emotional skills crucial to learning and leading so they can make a tangible impact on our world.

Transportation Documents

In the fall of 2016, the Kansas Enrichment Network began working with representatives from KC Library, KC STEM Alliance, Johnson County Libraries, Greenworks, Missouri Afterschool Network, and Minddrive, to look at issues surrounding access to transportation for...

Afterschool Tech Toolkit Training

The Afterschool Tech Toolkit is a free resource including a series of modules, webinars and hands-on training that will help you plan and prepare to integrate technology into your program. Learn how to give students powerful access to technology during afterschool...

You for Youth Upcoming Webinars

You for Youth Upcoming Webinars Engaging Youth in College and Career Readiness- September 11-13, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Eastern each day What does it look like to engage K-12 youth in college- and career-relevant learning? Join the Department’s Y4Y Technical Assistance Team...

You for Youth Archived Webinars

You for Youth Archived Webinars Empowering Youth to Actively Participate in Prevention Making the Most of Homework Time School-Day Partnerships: It's More Than Alignment, it's Continuous Education! Summer Learning Series- The Right Ingredients: Start With Student...

You for Youth Continuous Education

Continuous education goes beyond alignment of topics covered in and out of school.  It's a coordinated effort to sustain student learning in out-of-school time. To make this happen, 21st CCLC program leaders team with school-day leaders, families, students and...

You for Youth Virtual Institute for New 21st CCLC Grantees

Six Live Webinars From August 21 to August 30 Are you a new 21st CCLC grantee looking for guidance on where to begin? Do you need tools and resources to help you plan and prepare a high-quality, out-of-school time (OST) program? The U.S. Department of Education's (ED)...

We work to ensure that all Kansas youth

have access to safe, affordable, and high-quality out-of-school time learning

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Building skills and engaging students through hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math initiatives


Preparing youth for the rapidly changing demands and skills sets required for 21st century careers


Helping youth become leaders, speak out, and form a collective voice for positive change and community action

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