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About Connecting The Dottes

A quality job makes it easier to live in healthier neighborhoods, access quality education, childcare, nutrition- all of which impact health. Career exploration and technical education solidifies the connection between increased student academic achievement and future endeavors.

The Connecting The Dottes Programs are for youth in grades 3-12. They prioritize career exploration, workforce development, workforce literacy, S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics), and technical education by blending real-world learning experiences, client-connected projects and support services. Youth establish effective relationships with industry professionals in an environment that focuses on post-secondary preparedness which enhances a student’s chances to succeed in today’s labor market and live a healthy and productive life.

Market value assets (MVAs) are recognized as skills acquired in high school that create a more seamless transition from school to postsecondary college and career readiness. They represent student experiences that provide significant scope of real-world problem-solving, communication and collaboration with people beyond the school walls.

Elementary school is the perfect time for students to start exploring careers and being introduced to S.T.E.A.M. This program is all about self-discovery and helping children make sense of the world. Career development is a lifelong process that begins in childhood and has been linked to increased graduation rates and post-secondary student success.


Grant Elementary School

1510 N 4th Street, Kansas City, KS 66101

Wednesdays - 8:00 am - 8:45 am

Eugene Ware Elementary School

4820 Oakland Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66102

Thursdays 8:00 am - 8:45 am

After School Program

(Grades 3-7) 

For secondary education students, our real-world learning job and workforce technical education S.T.E.A.M. approach is focused on digital media, audio engineering, TV and radio broadcasting, journalism, social media management and marketing.


Students will receive real-world learning experiences with client-connected projects while establishing effective professional relationships, building market value assets and obtaining stackable credentials that move them along a career path and up a career ladder. Real-world learning experiences and client-connected projects are associated with and for Jegna Klub TV; an online television network that directly translates into resume building work experiences.

Let's eat while we meet -

First conversation includes a meal on us!

Internship Program

(Grades 8-12)


Children Below
Basic Reading Level

in 4th Grade


Children Below
Proficient Reading Level

in 4th Grade


Children Below
Basic Reading Level

in 8th Grade

Per U.S. Department of Education,  An Adult Male Role Model 
increases likelihood of graduating.

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