Summer Camps

Stories for Environmental Justice

July 13-17, 2020, M-F, 9am - 3pm, St. Teresa's Academy (51st Main)
Cost: $175  
This camp  connects students' passions, their experiences, and their stories to issues  of environmental justice.  Students will examine how factors such as wealth, power, identity, and geography impact environmental issues in our communities -- and they’ll combat injustices with their stories.   

  • Receive individual feedback on your writing
  • Learn about environmental issues using Virtual Reality 
  • Make an impact on your community

Digital & Media Literacy Camp

July 13-17 2020, 9am - 3pm St. Teresa's Academy (51st & Main) 

Cost: $175

This camp provides students an enriching opportunity to become more savvy media consumers and creators. 

College Application Essay

Friday, July 17, 2020, 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. 

School-Year Programs


Middle School Writing Conference

 Student writers in grades 6-8 can build new friendships, explore new writing opportunities and read a piece at the Open Mic performance. Teachers can expect to take-away new classroom lesson and activity ideas.  $150 to register a team of 1 teacher and 5 students; lunch included. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

UCM - Lee's Summit Campus

9am - 2pm


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 at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art brings teachers and students together to  create a story quilt.


KC Storytellers

An opportunity for high school students to share personal stories and break down divisive barriers, like race, which divide us.