More and more, we hear about the desire to get our kids out into the “real world,” so they aren’t left figuring things out on their own once they graduate high school or college.

At KidUnity, they are answering the call. Their mission is simple: “Provide children with a stronger connection to their community and city.” And, their ideas are robust. From engaging young learners in the Iowa Caucuses in 2016 to inviting them to be guest chefs at the OPCC Homeless Shelter in Santa Monica, California, if community is the theme, KidUnity is ready to find a way to engage. While checking out KidUnity’s work, think about ways you could create similar open-walled learning opportunities in your community. What and who are the untapped resources that could open up new possibilities for each learner you serve.

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