Kids and the Power of Work (KAPOW) is a program carried out by the National Child Labor Committee. It was created in 1991. It is a national network of partnership between business and elementary schools, which introduces students to career awareness through professional classes taught by business volunteers in the classroom. Under this program, students visit the workplace to participate in hands-on activities. It lays a foundation for young children, introducing them to work related concepts and experiences that can be continually toughened throughout the formative years.
Kids and the Power of Work (KAPOW) are now operating in 30 communities, serving a diverse population of 50,000 students across the country. It exposes students to a wide variety of jobs, teaches employability skills, and helps students make connections between the world of school and the world of work. It serves as a model for similar programs.