Leadership and Professional Development Program
The Student Board of Directors Program promotes teamwork and inclusion of high school seniors from diverse backgrounds while fostering an understanding of the functions of the Federal Reserve Bank and the Kansas City economy, the importance of personal finance, career path options and the education and skills necessary to attain students’ goals.
This program provides students the opportunity to work with Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City staff, academic experts, and business and community leaders in Kansas City. Within this professional environment, students will discuss current economic issues, the roles of the Federal Reserve Bank and career opportunities. The program’s overall result offers students the opportunity to grow personally and professionally and to increase their leadership skills. Additionally, students serve as representatives of the nation’s central bank and as liaisons between the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and their school districts.
Qualifications and Application:
Students applying must be seniors from the Kansas City, Mo., or Kansas City, Kan., school districts and have consistent, high academic standing (top 30 percent of class) prior to and for the duration of the program. Students from other metro area districts may be considered if space allows.
Sample Program Schedule:
For safety and due to CoVid19 restrictions all sessions will be virtual for the foreseeable future. Students will meet once or twice a month for 90 minutes October – April.
October – Orientation, Federal Reserve: Purposes and Functions
October – Leadership Series
November – College to Careers Basics
December – Personal Strengths Assessment
January – Personal Finance
February – Public Speaking and Communication Skills
March – Kansas City Economy: Virtual Tour of Local Business
April – Completion of Service
Applications will be accepted till September 25, 2020.
Posted September 18, 2020