Kansas City Youth Programs Section
Kansas City Police Department
Academy for Integrated Arts • 7910 Troost Ave. • Kansas City, MO 64131
Allen Village Elementary Academy • 706 W 42nd St. • Kansas City, MO 64111
Benjamin Banneker Elementary School • 7050 Askew Ave. • Kansas City, MO 64132
Blue Ridge Elementary School • 6410 Blue Ridge Blvd. • Raytown, MO 64133
Center Middle School • 8701 Holmes Rd. • Kansas City, MO 64131
Dobbs Elementary School • 9400 Eastern Ave. • Kansas City, MO 64138
Ervin Elementary School • 10530 Greenwood Rd. • Kansas City, MO 64134
Faxon Elementary School • 1320 E 32nd Ter. • Kansas City, MO 64109
Fleet Ridge Elementary School • 13001 E 55th St. • Kansas City, MO 64133
Foreign Language Academy • 3450 Warwick Blvd. • Kansas City, MO 64111
Frontier Academy • 1125 S Locust St. • Kansas City, MO 64106
Garcia • 1000 W. 17th St. • Kansas City, MO 64108
Gladstone Elementary School • 355 N Elmwood Ave. • Kansas City, MO 64132
Guadalupe Elementary School • 5123 E Truman Rd. • Kansas City, MO 64131
Hale Cook Elementary School • 7302 Pennsylvania Ave. • Kansas City, MO 64114
Hogan Preparatory Academy Elementary School • 2803 E 51st St. • Kansas City, MO 64130
Ingles Elementary School • 11600 Food Lane • Kansas City, MO 64134
J.A. Rogers Elementary School • 6400 E 23rd St. • Kansas City, MO 64129
James Elementary School • 5810 Scarritt Ave. • Kansas City, MO 64123
KIPP Endeavor Academy • 2700 E 18th St. • Kansas City, MO 64127
Laurel Hills Elementary School • 5401 Lane Ave. • Raytown, MO 64133
Lee A. Tolbert Community Academy • 3400 Paseo Blvd. • Kansas City, MO 64109
Lincoln College Preparatory Academy • 2111 Woodland Ave. • Kansas City, MO 64108
Martin City Elementary • 201 E. 133rd St. • Grandview, MO 64145
Martin City Middle School • 201 E 133rd St. • Grandview, MO 64145
Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School • 4848 Woodland Ave. • Kansas City, MO 64110
Millennium at Santa Fe Elementary School • 8908 Old Santa Fe Rd. • Kansas City, MO 64138
Norfleet Elementary School • 6140 Norfleet Rd. • Kansas City, MO 64133
Northeast High School • 415 S. Van Brunt • Kansas City, MO 64124
Notre Dame de Sion Grade School for Girls & Boys • 3823 Locust St. • Kansas City, MO 64109
Phillis Wheatley Elementary School • 2415 Agnes Ave. • Kansas City, MO 64127
Raytown Cenrtal School • 10601 E 59th St. • Raytown, MO 64133
Raytown Middle School • 4900 Pittman Rd. • Kansas City, MO 64133
Raytown South Middle School • 8401 E 83rd St. • Raytown, MO 64138
Scuola Vita Nueva Charter School • 535 Garfield Ave. • Kansas City, MO 64124
Spring Valley Elementary School • 8838 E 83rd St. • Kansas City, MO 64138
St. Elizabeth Catholic School • 14 W 75th St. • Kansas City, MO 64114
St. John Francis Regis Academy • 8941 James A. Reed Rd. • Kansas City, MO 64138
St. Thomas More School • 11800 Holmes Rd. • Kansas City, MO 64131
Trailwoods Elementary School • 6201 E 17th St. • Kansas City, MO 64126
Troost Elementary School • 1215 E 95th St. • Kansas City, MO 64110
Truman Elementary School • 9601 James A. Reed Rd. • Kansas City, MO 64134
University Academy • 6801 Holmes Rd. • Kansas City, MO 64131
Visitation Catholic School • 5134 Baltimore Ave. • Kansas City, MO 64112
Warford Elementary School • 11400 Cleveland Ave. • Kansas City, MO 64137
Wendell Phillips Elementary School • 2400 Prospect Ave. • Kansas City, MO 64127
Wheatley • 2415 Agnes • Kansas City, MO 64127
West Ridge Elementary School • 8500 E 77th St. • Kansas City, MO 64138
Katharine Coots • 816-413-3620
In The KCPD's Own Words
The purpose of the KCPD Youth Programs Section is to provide education and mentoring to youth ages 8-18 by administering structured curriculums in the schools to prevent drug use, bullying, violence and suicide in a fun and engaging format, while providing resources for youth-oriented programs and services offered in the community.
KCPD Youth Programs Section goal is to teach as many youth as possible the skills needed to avoid involvement in violence, drugs and delinquent behavior by enhancing and updating lessons to fit the youth in Kansas City, while conforming to the needs of our school teachers and administration.
Programs For Every Grade
We work with the educators to determine which program is best suited for their school and teachers.
We offer programs for every grade. If the school only has a few days a year available we offer an abbreviated (S.T.E.P. Program). If there is time for a 10 or 13 week course which includes essay writing and class presentations on community projects, we offer two different Evidence Based Curricula G.R.E.A.T. and Keepin’ it Real, which are taught consecutively for 10 and 13 weeks respectively. We also want to reach elementary students in lower grades by offering 8 different poster visits that talk about safety topics, coping with anger and responding to hurt feelings. We reach High School Students by partnering with the High School Resource Officers to teach “More than Sad” and “Celebrating Safely Lesson”, and participating in the Arrive Alive Event. We ensure we are partnering with other entities such as Teens in Transition, Club KC.
The goal of the KCPD Youth Programs Section is to prevent youth drug use, aggression, violence and suicide, while positively engaging with at risk youth on a regular basis to establish positive relationships between youth and police.
Need For Program
On February 12, 2019 The Kansas City Star reported more than 50 children were killed in gun violence in Kansas City, in the past 3 years. According to KSHB Homicide Tracker there have been 188 homicides in the greater Kansas City metro area, so far this year and 225 homicides last year.
Violence has been related to drug use and sales along with a lack of skills to make safe, healthy and responsible choices, relating to risks and consequences. Often the high risk youth lack role models and have estranged relationships with police officers.
The target population would be school aged children between 2nd and 10th grades.
Partnering with community leaders to increase community trust in their police department. Below are only a few events the KCPD Youth Programs Section participates:
• Arrive Alive Event HS Students
• FBI Youth Forum
• EZ ID A Child
• Coffee with a COP & Pizza Day at Success Academy @ Anderson (School for at risk youth)
• Partnership with David Price Regional Manager of 7-11
• Badges & Baseball (Urban Youth Academy)
• Scout Troop Lesson to prevent alcohol/drug use
• Club KC
• Friday Night Fun Nights
• Community events identified in COMBAT hot spots areas.
Mentoring, police/student interaction and classroom visitations.
The expected outcome is a reduction in violence and drug use in Jackson County. To enhance the resiliency of our youth by establishing strong relationships between youth, their families and police in Jackson County.