Please check this announcement section periodically as we move closer to prep day. Important information and changes will be posted here.

March 20, 2019: The Job Board has been updated. (You must be logged in to view the Job Board.)

The 2019 registration form is now available from this link to a PDF file. Print the form. Complete the form. Mail in the form with the fee. If you cannot print the form, then provide the information asked for, one student per page.

February 16, 2019: Login information was emailed to participants today. You will need this information to login and access your curriculum. The email was sent to the address you supplied on your registration. If you have not received this information, please check your spam and trash folders. Use the contact form (click the tab on the top menu bar) to let us know if you have not received the information.


Prep Day date and location: The date will be Wednesday, April 24. The location will be Providence Community Church, 10113 Lenexa Dr, Lenexa, KS 66215. Arrive 9:00 am, Depart 3:30 pm. (In case of a funeral at the church, the backup day will be April 25 or April 26).

Exchange City Day date and location:  Thursday, May 2, 2019, Johnson County Fairgrounds, 136 E Washington St, Gardner, KS 66030. Arrive by 9:20 am. Pickup your child(ren) at 2:30 pm. Parents my arrive at 2:10 pm to observe the town meeting.

Fees: non-refundable fee of $17 (MPE members) or $21 (non-MPE members).  

Curriculum availability: The curriculum will be available on this website. After registration, you will be sent a username and password via email.


Prepare for another great year at Exchange City!

Thursday, May 2, 2019. Johnson County Fairgrounds, Gardner, Kansas.

     MPE’s Exchange City program allows students ages 10 and over, who are in grades 5 through 12, to attend one year or multiple years as a student while assuming leadership roles as they progress. There are six different levels. Each student must complete a notebook to be submitted to the Exchange City coordinators.  Attendance at a preparation day to be held one to three weeks before May 2 is required.

     Parental involvement is essential. Thirteen parents must commit to helping at both Prep Day and Exchange City Day. (There may be an evening of training for new volunteers.) Additional parents will be needed to help on prep day only. Parents who are able to work both Prep Day and Exchange City Day will be considered first. Please note that childcare will not be provided.

     The Exchange City experience not only helps students learn economics but also reinforces language arts, social studies, and math concepts. Students will participate in activities designed to strengthen résumé-writing and interviewing skills. This unit study will take approximately four weeks. Workbooks will be made available on the website in late January or early February and will contain more extensive information. Parents will mark students’ errors, review the activities with the child, be sure the child shows corrections, and recheck the completed work before sending the drafts and final copies to the coordinator.  

     Questions? Special needs? Call Karen Allison (913-592-2808 after 3 p.m.). There is space for approximately 100 students. Applicants will be accepted in the order their registrations are received. Please register soon to avoid disappointment.

     Exchange City no longer has a physical location. MPE’s group will meet at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Gardner, Kansas for the day at Exchange City. The coordinators will contact Exchange City youth and adult veterans for creative ideas to enhance the Exchange City experience.

The coordinators will contact Exchange City youth and adult veterans for creative ideas to enhance the Exchange City experience.