APS's Student Initiative
Through this work, we communicate and reinforce the message that being capable of having fact-based, civil conversations with people who see issues differently is a worthwhile, and in fact, critical skill that forms the basis for our great democracy.
The APS Civility Tool Kit, used at all APS programs and in the APS college and high school curriculum, was created to cultivate civil conversations among panelists and community members alike.
At the High School level, we have launched an academic year-long program that features civil discourse curriculum in the Fall and Spring semesters. In partnership with community members and curriculum consultants in the KC metro, we have created a 3-part Learning Series called, Let’s Talk KC! to be taught in the Fall segment of APS’s High School Student Initiative. What students learn in the Fall semester will be directly applied to a Project-based Learning (PBL) experience in the Spring semester that gives all participating classrooms across the metro the opportunity to work together to build out their own APS style program.
The College Level of our Student Initiative can be segmented into two opportunities:
Student Planning Committee
2020 Student Programs
Beginning in the Spring of 2020, APS renewed its efforts to support real-world learning and professional development opportunities with a Structured Internship program. Currently, APS opens its doors to two different internships each semester. the Program Internship and the Marketing and Communications Internship. Learn more about these opportunities and apply by contacting APS’s Student Initiative Coordinator, Allison Koelzer, here.