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MECA Explore

In partnership with @STARTLANDKC, the DeBruce Foundation is a proud to sponsor two MECA Explore events, which include a multi-day design challenge. First event is on December 8th, 9th, and 11th and the second event is on January 12th, 13th and 15th where students explore the entrepreneurial mindset while connecting with peers and local #entrepreneurs. Learn more:

LifeSkills KU Series

Virtual Program

In partnership with Community America Credit Union and networking expert Alana Muller, The DeBruce Foundation is hosting a webinar for Kansas University students called “Achieve Your Dreams: Find your passion and make it happen”. Alex Oleson, DeBruce Career Corps member and Leigh Anne Taylor Knight, ED & COO presented. Check it out here.

Women In Cloud Digital Summit 2021

Virtual Program

The DeBruce Foundation is a proud to be the Youth Program Corporate sponsor for Women In Cloud Digital Summit 2021, a 3-day event intended to change the global narrative by igniting purpose-driven entrepreneurship and leadership.

Rethink Youth

Virtual Program

The Rethink Youth conference will bring together students 15 years and older to engage in a 1+ day convening to explore and shape the future of education from a learner’s lens. Dr. Darren Woodruff, Senior Director and Cheyenne Squire, Fellow of The DeBruce Foundation will participate on a student-moderated panel featuring local experts on “The Role of … Continued

Reaction to Crisis: Adult Higher Education’s Lessons Learned

Virtual Program

At this virtual event, the partners of a new study that examines how postsecondary institutions and their adult learners are responding to the COVID-19 crisis will announce findings and share key recommendations. The study captures the voices of adult learners and highlights 13 actionable steps higher education institutions can take to help them navigate unique … Continued

Greater Kansas City Science and Engineering Fair

The DeBruce Foundation is proud to be a Gold Grand Award Sponsor for Union Station’s 70th Annual Greater Kansas City Science and Engineering Fair (GKCSEF). The Foundation offered a new special award, recognizing outstanding use of an Agility in a student project. Students use a diverse array of talents to complete their projects which is consistent … Continued

vShips Success Workshop hosted by The DeBruce Foundation

Virtual Program

The DeBruce Foundation is hosting a free virtual half-day webinar on Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 10am – 2pm CT for college students looking to land and succeed in Virtual Internships. Feel free to invite your friends! Please RSVP prior to the event. Registration is required. Throughout the day, students will have a chance to win Amazon … Continued


STEAM Summit hosted by Kansas Enrichment Network

Virtual Program

The Kansas Enrichment Network is offering a free virtual summit that will offer insights regarding the gaps and opportunities in STEAM as well as tangible program ideas and practices from local and nationally recognized presenters. This professional development summit is open to the public specifically for out-of-school time professionals. The DeBruce Foundation is sponsoring two … Continued

Remake Learning Days

Remake Learning Days is a regional festival for the future of work and learning that will turn the Kansas City area into an open house learning laboratory, featuring fun and free events for youth of all ages. Families can come together to experience making, new technology, art workshops, science experiments, robotics, outdoor learning and more! The … Continued

Micro-Internships: Right Time, Right Now, Learn How

Virtual Program

The Overland Park Chamber of Commerce is hosting a virtual micro-internship panel discussion for employers looking to engage in project-based internships for small to large employers and how these internships might be funded through the Department of Commerce with assistance by the Kansas Board of Regents and The DeBruce Foundation. The Micro-Internship Program provides resources and guidelines … Continued


Make48 Competition in Madison, WI

Private Event Missouri

The DeBruce Foundation is a proud sponsor of Make48 in Madison, WI. Make48 is a 48-hour competition where teams are given a challenge, must build a physical prototype, sales sheet, and a 1-minute marketing video, and then pitch it to judges. The twist is that there will be tool technicians on-hand and access to a Makerspace … Continued

Mursion Future of Work Roundtable Series: Expanding Career Horizons through VR Simulations and Agility Training

Zoom Session

Join leaders from The DeBruce Foundation and Goodwill of Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas to learn about their innovative workforce development partnership. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how they leveraged Mursion’s VR technology in tandem with the DeBruce Agilities model to develop and test experiences to catalyze behavior change. Daryl Williams, Senior Director of The … Continued

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