Kansas Enrichment Network

The Kansas Enrichment Network is a collaboration of agencies and organizations in Kansas that helps build and expand school-based programs to enhance learning opportunities for students, and provides technical assistance to new and established programs. The Network strives to raise awareness, build capacity and sustainability, and promote the importance of such programs.

Current Projects and Initiatives: 
  • STEM Education: The Kansas Enrichment Network is dedicated to supporting, enhancing, and expanding these STEM-based learning environments through the provision of technical assistance, professional learning opportunities and trainings, quality assessments, and numerous other resources to the OST professionals in our state.

  • Workforce Development: The Network seeks to build relationships with businesses, manufacturers, corporations as well as professional organizations, such as the Chamber of Commerce, to generate awareness and excitement for OST and opportunities for Kansas youth. Additionally, the organization works to identify mentors and provide training for mentors who are engaging with youth.

  • Youth Voice: With the belief that youth voice is an integral component of positive youth development, the organization works tirelessly to ensure that OST in Kansas provides quality academic opportunities but also developmentally appropriate opportunities as well. Through professional development training and advocacy, the Network works to generate awareness and enthusiasm to advance the maximum potential of youth.