Kansas City Area Partnerships

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Bats Exchange and Tradebot Systems

Project: Commodity and Equity TradingThis one day partnership will give approximately 10 -15 YE alumni the opportunity to spend the day learning about commodity and equity trading. Participants will begin their day at the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank, followed by a tour and round table discussion over lunch at Tradebot Systems.  We will conclude the day at BATS Exchange, the third largest U.S. Equity market. Here students will become knowledgeable of investment trading and learn how new technologies are improving and changing the way trading occurs today.

  • Date scheduled: June 9
  • Time Commitment: Full Day
  • Potential YE Academy Points Possible: 30


Project: Medical IT TrainingCerner Corporation is transforming health care around the world with its information technology (IT) solutions in more than 9,000 facilities worldwide, including doctors’ offices of all sizes, pharmacies, and medical device companies. Up to 10 YE alumni will be given the opportunity to tour their Vision Center (health care simulation of solution), shadow Cerner associates and learn more about the various avenues that the medical IT industry offers.

  • Date scheduled: June 26
  • Time Commitment: Half Day
  • Potential YE Academy Points Possible: 15


Project: Software TechnologyFounded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services, and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. 15 YE alumni will have the opportunity to come and immerse themselves in Microsoft culture.  Learn everything from company history to product history, from technical advisor to product advisory and so much more.  Testing of Microsoft products should be fun too!

  • Date scheduled: July 14
  • Time Commitment: Half Day
  • Potential YE Academy Points Possible: 15

All Things Independence

Project: RetailThe Business Academy of the Independence School District currently has a retail establishment operated by current ISD students and YE alumni.  They are looking for 10 – 15 YE students. You will work on all aspects of the business plan for the ISD store including planning, marketing, store layout, design of clothing, purchase of merchandise, and much more.  Hours are flexible, Monday through Friday from 8am to 2pm. 40 hours during the month of June.  A schedule will be agreed upon between Mrs. Wheaton and the YE alumni on Monday of each week.

  • Date scheduled: June
  • Time Commitment: 40 scheduled hours, flexible schedule
  • Potential YE Academy Points Possible: 150

The Kansas City Royals™

Project: Marketing and SalesThe Kansas City Royals™ summer partnership will allow two participants the opportunity to gain inside knowledge of how professional sports teams operate on game day within their sales and marketing departments.  These two YE participants will shadow the Marketing Coordinator and ticket sales associate along with assisting in daily operations.

  • Dates: June 6 and/or July 1
  • Time Commitment: 8 hours
  • Potential YE Academy Points Possible: 35

Elastic Precision

Project: Adding Real ValueYouth Entrepreneurs and Elastic Precision have teamed up to solve some pressing needs for a young business. Two-four YE alumni from the KC area will attempt to bring solutions and add value to a budding new business.  Participants will start this fast-paced partnership with a behind the scenes tour of Elastic Precision, where they will be able to receive a sneak peek of where the magic happens. Throughout the partnership students will be asked to think critically on how to solve real and pressing problems the company is actually facing and set it up for a breakout 2017. On the final day, the team will present their ideas to the founder and CEO. View more about what Elastic Precision does at https://elasticprecision.com/

  • Time Commitment: About 5-8 Meetings and a total of 20-30 Hours
  • Potential YE Academy Points Possible: 75

Junior Achievement

Project: Youth Project VolunteersJunior Achievement of Middle America and The School of Economics have formed a partnership for the summer of 2017 to put on the “More Than Money” program to the youth in the area. Junior Achievement is looking for six YE students to work with children from 4th thru 6th grade. First and foremost, this participant should demonstrate business acumen and serve as a role model. In addition, the participant will assist with counting money and making change, producing and selling merchandise, and developing a plan to pay back a loan (with interest) to make a profit. You don’t have to commit to all of the days.

  • Time Commitment:
    • June 13, 21, 23, 27, 28, 29, and 30
    • July 13 and 14 from 8 AM – 2 PM
  • Potential YE Academy Points Possible: 15 points per session