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LSR7 is partnering with The Kauffman Foundation's Real World Learning initiative to help prepare our region, students, and employers for the future.

Real World LearningIn a Real World Learning (RWL) community, students prepare for work, school, and life after high school graduation. They develop skills to navigate their future through real-world projects and internships across a range of interests, industries, and employers.

Employers can participate to help share and prepare today’s students to become the talent of tomorrow (click here to learn about how businesses can get involved). 

LSR7's Diploma Plus uses a RWL grant.

Diploma PlusLSR7 created Diploma Plus to support LSR7 graduates leaving high school ready for learning, work, and life.  Starting with the class of 2022, LSR7 will award the Diploma Plus to students who develop a skill valued and recognized by an industry. Watch this 5-minute overview video to learn more about Diploma Plus. 

Recent News

Major employers from across the Kansas City area logged online in April to participate in first-ever Virtual Career Expo: Skilled & Technical Trades. The event was hosted by the Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council, Herndon Career Center, and Southland CAPS in order to inform students, parents and teachers about the rewarding career opportunities in the skilled and technical trades.

“This event supports the Real World Learning Initiative because it provides our students with career exposure. It is important that we expose our students to many career options as much as possible so they have a clear picture of what is available to them as a career,” said Shannan Booth, the LSR7 Coordinator of Career Education.

The panel discussions are online to watch on-demand at https://sites.google.com/view/virtual-career-expo/home.

Click here to read the full press release (PDF).