HKCY is a citywide youth success platform. We coordinate and align summer jobs and internship programs to connect youth to important and transformative work experiences capable of unlocking and creating new opportunities that lead to career and college pathways, and build the foundation for lifelong learning.
HKCY offers a next-generation internship program where youth arrive at host locations job-ready with proven skills via digital badges that offer deep dives in career readiness.
HKCY interns continue to learn throughout a multi-week program, working on-site and in cohorts with Teachers-as-Coaches to further refine professional and project-based skills.
We recruit youth from the greater Kansas City area, working directly with schools, youth organizations and workforce partners to help youth discover and explore the abundance of opportunities available in our region.
HKCY employer partners get:
There are many ways to engage and support HKCY. Our goal is 100% participation from the KC community. And it will take us all to do this right. How will you commit?