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“American Graduate: Getting to Work” | Inspiring Entrepreneurship With the MECA Challenge

The MECA Challenge is a one-day innovation competition that pushes high school students to collaborate on solving real-life problems.
The MECA Challenge is a one-day innovation competition that pushes high school students to collaborate on solving real-life problems. (Cody Boston | Flatland)
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Changing the mindset of high school students is the fundamental goal of the MECA Challenge. 

“Whatever our community is going to become is fueled by these younger generations, yet other school experiences aren’t really preparing them for the problem solving… our community needs,’’ says Katie Kimbrell, director of education with the Kansas City Startup Foundation.

The MECA Challenge is a one-day innovation competition that pushes students from diverse backgrounds to collaborate on solving real-life problems. At bottom, it seeks to promote entrepreneurial thinking in an educational setting.

See more in this week’s installment of “American Graduate: Getting to Work.”

“American Graduate: Getting to Work” is a two-year public media initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. As part of its participation in the project, Kansas City PBS is highlighting some highly regarded workforce development programs in our region. Follow #AmGradKCPT on Facebook and Twitter for local American Graduate content and #AmGrad to see content from across the United States.

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