Summer Camps

Stories for Environmental Justice

July 13-17, 2020, M-F, 9am - 3pm, St. Teresa's Academy (51st Main)
Cost: $150  
This camp  connects students' passions, their experiences, 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

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. 


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 barrier, like race, which divide us.