Author Stephanie Malia Krauss gets it. Every day she works with leaders across the country as they upgrade learning experiences to better equip young people for a changing world. In Making It: What Today's Kids Need for Tomorrow's World, she lays out what adults can do to get young people ready for the future.
With so much changing so fast-accelerated by the impacts of COVID-19-the most in-demand jobs and skills of today may be obsolete by the time our youngest become adults. For kids to be ready for this new reality, they must acquire four critical "currencies" that will serve them well: credentials, competencies, connections, and cash.
● Learn about how the world and workforce is changing, and what that means for the education and preparation young people need
● Understand how these changes are impacting young people, reshaping their childhoods and transitions into adulthood
● Challenge your beliefs about what knowledge, experiences, and resources are most important for kids to have, and what a college- and career-ready education requires
● Discover community-wide strategies that prioritize equity, learning, and readiness for the future