KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Many students said goodbye to school hallways and classrooms last week, but for more than 7,000 kids attending Kansas City Pubic Schools, that time off will be short-lived.
At the beginning of June those students will attend a new summer school program at places across the city. Nearly a dozen churches, community organizations and schools have partnered up to host classes during the summer months for elementary and middle school students. Enrollment has already doubled compared to 2013.
Students will study anything from dance to science, some will take swimming lessons. Opportunities made possible.. The district says these opportunities are made possible through collaboration.
“It’s a time where we focus on not our own selfish intent or desires, but it’s a time that we concentrate on the children, the kids, it’s collaboration,” said Reverend Eric D. Williams of Calvary Temple Baptist Church.
There is no cost to participate. School district buses are not running, though some of the groups provide transportation. For class and program listing and sign up information, click on this link.