The Kansas vision for education includes postsecondary and career preparation, social engagement, and communication as the foundational structures of education in our schools and classrooms. From simple jobs in the earliest grades through high school internships, meaningful work supports the academic and social competencies that lead to post-school success. Opportunities to participate in a variety of jobs allow students to
“Meaningful jobs allow students the opportunity to contribute in a way that both the students and the adults see value. Everyone likes to contribute to their family or workplace in meaningful ways. These responsibilities give students opportunities to have repeated positive interactions with others and learn from those experiences." - Scott May
The ideas and supports included in these resources are ready to be edited to support growth and independence for individual students.