The Urban Ranger Corps (URC) provides youth programming to boys and young men grades 7th-12th, ages 12 to 18, with a unique opportunity to develop the appropriate life skills necessary for them to become successful and contributing members of society. URC is a singular program operating from June through May and broken down into two sessions: a Summer Session (June-August) and a School-Year Session (September-May).
Since our founding (2005) we have worked with more than 973 young men, with 100 participants enrolled in the current program year. Ninety percent of participants attend school within Kansas City Public Schools or the Kansas City Charter School system. Ninety-two (92%) percent of participants are from single parent, low-income households.
Since its inception, URC has worked to ensure that rangers are given the opportunity to become productive citizens by understanding the value of education, work and ethics. Enrichment classes have been held on drug and violence prevention, including alternative ways to deal with peer pressure relating to substance abuse, bullying and violence.
URC makes available to young men opportunities to expand their involvement in activities that will augment their future personal growth and development as members of a worldwide human resource pool. We offer each participant a global view in the content areas of Career and Academic Enhancement, Financial and Entrepreneurial Education, and Neighborhood and Community Involvement.
URC is unique in that for every program season we evaluate these content areas in conjunction with the greatest needs of our participants, and develop specific projects and activities that are designed to upgrade each participant's complete ability to become successful and productive citizens.
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