CAPS was well represented in the inaugural year of YEP KC (Young Entrepreneurs Program, Kansas City) with six of the 14 scholars coming from our program. Students Brooke Werp, Caitlyn Riffer, Kusal Kularatne, David Reeder, Jamal Bangash and Srivats Narayanan interned at Indigo Wild, Fishnet, Dimensional Innovations, C2FO and EyeVerify. the program coordinator was Jenna Felsen a 2016 CAPS graduate.
YEP KC is a hands-on internship program for high school students that focuses on entrepreneurial thinking and development through practical experience. As part of YEP KC, students are paired with local business leaders to explore interests and unlock their potential. They have the opportunity to directly interact with serial entrepreneurs. The internship offers a unique rotating schedule that allows students to gain experience with multiple well-respected startups in the KC area. The program offers an opportunity for high engagement with leadership teams, as well as an opportunity to network with other students and KC professionals. In addition to the paid summer internships, students receive college scholarships and continue to meet as a cohort during the transition to college and beyond.