STEM Educational Programs

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Program Summary:
Since 2010 MINDDRIVE has offered a STEM project-based, experiential-learning program to underserved, at-risk, culturally diverse teens (14-18 years old) in Kansas City's urban core. The purpose of the program is to provide technical and vocational skills, teamwork, critical thinking, structure, planning, process, success/failure, accomplishment and leadership opportunities in an environment supported by adult volunteer mentors and facilitators. 

The program has been expanding nearly every, with MINDDRIVE double the number of schools its programming in 2020-21.

Program Addresses: 
2615 Holmes St. • Kansas City, MO 64108

Operation Breakthrough
3039 Troost Ave. • Kansas City, MO 64109

816-508-0388 •


    These are the agencies that have a COMBAT-funded program with a youth-oriented emphasis or component.

    Amethys Place
    » Prevention Programs

    » Integrated Arts Violence Prevention Program
    Blue Springs School District
    » Eastern Jackson County Schools Collaborative of Greater Kansas City
    Bridge Leadership Academy
    » Bridge Anti-Bullying & Life Skills Program

    Calvary Community Outreach Network
    » Helping Youth Plan For Excellence

    Centers for Conflict Resolution
    » Reducing Compound Trauma In Hot Spots
    DeLaSalle Education Center
    » DeLaSalle Violence Prevention
    FosterAdopt Connect
    » Community Connections Youth Project

    Hickman Mills Prevention Coalition
    » Hope Hangout

    High Aspirations

    » Violence Prevention For Jackson County African-American Males

    Independence Youth Court
    » Peer Diversion
    Jackson County Family Court
    » Night Light Law Enforcement Curfew Program

    Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey
    » AileyCamp & AileyCamp The Group

    Kansas City Municipal Court
    » KC Truancy Intervention Program (TIP)

    Mattie Rhodes Center
    » Mattie Rhodes Violence & Intervention Program

    » STEM Educational Programs

    Rose Brooks Center
    » Project SAFE

    Sisters In Christ
    » Safe Zone

    United Inner City Services (UICS)
    » Arts@UICS - Child Centered Creativity (C3)

    Urban Ranger Corps
    » Urban Ranger Program

    Whatsoever Community Center
    » Whatsoever Youth Services

    Youth Ambassadors, Inc.
    » Youth Ambassadors Summer & School Year Programming