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Career Corps


The DeBruce Career Corps is a unique leadership opportunity with The DeBruce Foundation. Established by Kansas City business and civic leader Paul DeBruce, The Foundation is committed to expanding pathways to economic growth and opportunity. We are passionate about working WITH young people to discover the best ways to help others in our community prepare for the future of work.

Who Is Involved? The DeBruce Career Corps includes local high school students (ambassadors) and college students/early career individuals (advisors) from across the country. These young people work alongside the leadership team of The DeBruce Foundation.

Your Role: During DeBruce Career Corps meetings your role will be to help design a model for integrating youth voice into the work of The Foundation and provide your perspective and feedback on specific projects.

Benefits of Participating:

  • Provide valuable input to efforts of The DeBruce Foundation and have regional impact;
  • Learn about tools for career planning and be part of the team to make them better;
  • Gain leadership experience and valuable professional skills that build your resume and help you prepare for the workforce;
  • Network with peers and mentors interested in helping you plan for your future.

Interested in Participating:
Please email for more information or questions.


We hold most meetings monthly on Monday evenings over Zoom video conference calls.  

College/Early Career Advisors
January 8, 2024
February 5, 2024
March 4, 2024
April 8, 2024
May 6, 2024
May 31, 2024 – End of Term Event

High School Ambassadors
January 22, 2024
February 19th or 26th, 2024
March 18th or 25th, 2024
April 22, 2024
May 13, 2024
May 31, 2024 – End of Term Event

Other Ways to Participate short-term

Snap Survey Virtual Team

Special Projects

Participate in at least one Snap Survey per quarter to leverage your personal networks and gain broader feedback on specific questions throughout the year.

Participate in product testing for career planning tools or design projects that will help build the Career Corps model.

What Participants say

Get involved…you can be the change; you can make a difference.” ~ Jessica 
“It’s nice to see there is a group of people who are focused on young people, their careers and their futures.” ~ J 

“The overwhelming support of the adults was tremendous. They listened and took in. That’s something I haven’t experienced before.” ~ Cameron  

“Sometimes there’s a wall that divides youth from adults. If we can take that wall down and work together, we can make a change that’s for the better.” ~ Riley 

“It was affirming and validating for young people to have an outlet to speak about these issues and provide input that could have genuine impact for the Foundation.” ~ Francesca 

 “They’re working for young people. You want to work with people that want to help you. Why not take action and help them?” ~ Danielle

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