The Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) has established a challenging vision, to become one of the top ten school districts in the nation! This vision matches both the potential of what our students are capable of achieving, and the hopes and dreams of our students, their parents, and this community.

To realize this vision, the entire community will need to work together, by living our mission,
“Inspiring Excellence, Every Grownup, Every Child, Every Day.” To inspire excellence in our students, it is important that we surround our students with grownups who express a unified message that education is the gateway to a fruitful life. Students will need to come to school, ready and willing to learn. They will need support from parents, teachers, administrators and community members, in order to learn the necessary skills to be successful in school, and in life. As a community, we must be responsible for making sure that our young people learn the skills that they will need, in order to graduate prepared for college and careers in a global society.

Our partner school for this operation, Banneker Elementary, serves a school community where 97% of students come from low-income families. The school has a strong vision for students.

“Banneker Elementary School will prepare our students for the 21st Century by developing skills of problem-solving, research and critical thinking. Our goals of student achievement and success will be supported by a positive, encouraging learning community.”

The operation will support a more vibrant learning community with additional instruction opportunities to support one of the schools driving priorities, converting classroom lessons to classroom experiences, while also supporting priorities around academic achievement and parent participation.

Recent Events


Meet and Greet

with the Kansas City 1st Service Platoon

Social Event

Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters - Kansas City, MO

April 16, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Taco Tuesday and Planning

with the Kansas City 1st Service Platoon

Prep Event

Kansas City Taco Company - Kansas City, MO

April 10, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Meet and Greet

with the Kansas City 1st Service Platoon

Social Event

Quay Coffee - Kansas City, MO

March 19, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM