KC Kids Unite
An opportunity for teachers and a class of their students in grades 3-5 to have real conversations about the barriers, like race and geography, that divide us. Teachers implement three weeks of culturally and locally responsive instruction and students are paired with a buddy classroom. A final celebration brings teachers and students together to create a community project. Read more here.
Summer Writing Camps
Stories for Justice
July 8-12, 2019, M-F, 9am - 3pm, St. Teresa's Academy (51st Main)
July 15-19, 2019, M-F, 9am - 3pm, UCM Lee's Summit (1101 NW Innovation)
This camp connects students' passions, their experiences, their stories to issues of community importance. Students will play with digital storytelling, creative argument and social justice writing in a supportive environment. Working alongside professional creatives and a dynamic group of young writers, participants will hone argument writing skills and storytelling craft. An Open Mic performance allow these stories for justice to meet a larger audience.
REGISTRATION OPENS SPRING 2019.
Friday, July 12, 2019, 9am - Noon
UCM Lee's Summit; Cost: $45
The written essay portion of the college application today is all about stories -- finding your unique story, using your own voice, and making yourself memorable to admission officers. We'll share pro tips and help you find and writing the story that can open doors to your future. REGISTION OPENS SPRING 2019.
Students in grades 4-12 who like to write will love the individual attention they receive while drafting, sharing, and revising their work within a creative and supportive writing community.
Check back here to register online.
An opportunity for high school students to share personal stories and break down divisive barrier, like race, which divide us.
Find details here!
Tuesday, May 14, 9am - 2pm
UCM Lee's Summit campus
$125 for 1 teacher and 5 students
Writers in grades 6-8 will participate in three interactive writing workshops. Students from diverse schools can build new friendships, explore new writing opportunities, and read their works at the Open Mic performance. Teachers will take away new classroom lesson and activity ideas. Lunch is provided. Register here.