“Children need to see, especially the black boys, that there are different careers out there. I didn’t see my first black male author until I was 23. I didn’t see kids that look like me on the cover of books. I hope that me coming to the school could really spark something in them.” – Derrick Barnes
Adults ages 24 and up can receive a $5000 scholarship through KC Scholars. Application workshops are scheduled for Saturday, October 26, and Thursday, November 7.
A goal of $50,000 will help hire a full-time case manager for a program designed to end homelessness. There are about 300 homeless students in the Center School District.
“Those whom we’ve depended on are aging out,” Manager of Volunteer Services Pam Keenan reports. Participants volunteer a couple of hours once or twice a week.