IDEA Space empowers learners and educators today to create the Kansas City of tomorrow.
It will be a community resource where students in kindergarten-grade 12 engage in STEAM learning through hands-on activities and experiences. Through collaboration with regional private and public school districts and home school programs, students will acquire important 21st century skills: creativity, communication, collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving.
IDEA Space will broaden and diversify pipelines into four key workforce development areas: skilled trades, engineering, advanced manufacturing and computer science. A community resource open to all of Kansas City, students and educators will come together through after school programs, summer camps, school and non-profit partnerships. Each participant will receive a minimum of 15 contact hours annually. This amount of time creates consistent and ongoing learning opportunities that allow students to feel comfortable and confident in STEAM fields.