Creative Education. Real World Experience.
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maize:connect has the goal of developing effective partnerships with our families, businesses and the greater community to equip all students with the skills they need to positively impact their future.

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How it works

The maize:connect program unites energy with experience and needs with resources.  It unites the greater Maize/Wichita community with their school system, creating a powerful system for ideas, innovation, funding and resources.  Whether it be a student internship or a client design project, maize:connect has the goal of harnessing the skills and energy of our students, community and businesses to drive our corner of the world forward and on to the future.


"The student we had is a wonderful, intelligent, energetic, responsible young lady with a bright future. The Halstead Bank and I are very lucky to have her as an employee. I am very hopeful to keep her on our team when she attends college in August of 2017. She is a valued asset to the bank and our team here at the Halstead Bank."

Scott Hardtarfer | Vice President | Halstead Bank, Maize Branch

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Connect with Us

If you are interested in learning about and/or participating in maize:connect, please fill-out the one page form below.  We value family and community partners and believe that our success is dependent on strong community ties.  Thank you for your interest and we will follow-up soon.


"Chris has been interning with Rabo AgriFinance... Chris has been delegated several tasks... We have asked him to continue working with RAF while he attends Kansas State. He will be working out of our Manhattan office.  Chris has done a nice job for us and we enjoy having him as part of our team."

Gretchen Eberly-White | Managing Director |  Rabo AgriFinance


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