This program is a culmination of a few moving parts and different approaches throughout the calendar year. Summer is Cash & Career, Academic year is Impact Shops & our After School Program.
Cash & Career Curriculum
Cash & Career is a summer program, that runs for 4-6 weeks, typically for students summer after their 6th, 7th, and 8th grade years. We currently operate in the Kansas City metro and Wichita metro areas. 2022 will bring the addition of Oklahoma City metro as well. Our concept blends classes on personal, social, and professional competencies with mentorship, working internship at a local business; a local bank educating them in financial literacy so they know what to do with their money from the paid stipend they earn at the end of the program.
Just a Few of the Teaching Segments:
|Personal Skills||Social Skills
|Integrity||Teamwork||Planning & Organization||Opening A Checking Account|
||Credit & Debit|
|Dependability & Reliability
|Professionalism||Civic Responsibility||Acquisition & Maintenance of a Job||Budgeting & Saving|
Upon graduation, students will have been given knowledge and practical application of the skillsets needed to thrive in the professional world. Throughout this program, these students are actively learning in several focused competencies and learning in multiple methods for reinforcing each lesson.
They will have learned what it takes to have a job, how to get the job they want in the future, and how to maintain and excel in that workplace.
They will have learned personal finance, saving, credit, budgeting, and being financially responsible.
They will have learned about their self-awareness, their personality type with its strengths and challenges and how to make decisions based on their values to get their goals in a focused attainable place.
They will also receive the stipend for all the hard work they did with new insight on what to do with it through our financial literacy piece.
After the first few years of our C & C Program, we realized we were needing to offer something to continue connection and education throughout the year. Impact Shops (3-4 in the fall and 3-4 in the spring) to serve our individual groups of students tailoring the workshop style sessions to their needs, interests and areas they need more emphasis on for their individual success. We wanted to be more than a positive summer program, we truly want to Impact the lives of the students in our program and those they interact with in their communities!
After School Program
In 2022, we are excited to be launching our after school program platform with our partners Emmanuel’s Child and Family Development Center and Genesis School in Kansas City! This will be a few hours after school 3 days each week where we get to provide projects, exercises, guest speakers, workshops and hands on learning opportunities to students to build a positive relationship with them, encourage a positive relationship with themselves as they get to know their strengths, weaknesses interests and passions and how to pursue those things in the future for career options. We will build leadership skills, testing out interest and skillsets in the world of entrepreneurship, creating content for marketing and social media, financial literacy, life skills and communication skill building to set them up for success in every area they will have to operate in. We also will give these students priority when interviewing for the paid summer internship opportunity through Cash & Career.