Hickman Mills Legacy of Excellence Project
Hickman Mills Prevention Coalition
The purpose of the Legacy of Excellence project is to prepare teens for the workforce by providing job readiness /preparedness training, developing strong interpersonal and social skills, and a healthy sense of self and obligation to community, as well as a $2,200 for the whole year ( $1,200 for the summer and $1,000 for the school year). Through these efforts, the secondary and long-term purpose is to reduce youth crime rates in south Kansas City by 10%, reduce youth recidivism by 10% and increase employability of participants by 95%.
Also, the program seeks to increase the attendance rates at Ruskin High School, Burke Academy and Smith-Hale Middle School—each in the Hickman Mills School District—by 25%.
Burke Academy ● 11115 Bennington Ave. ● Kansas City, MO 64134
816-607-4367 ● hmpc-kc.org
2021 COMBAT Mid-Year Funding: $54,007.00
in Hickman Mills Prevention Coalition's Own Words
HMPC will be in relationship with several community agencies to achieve the following program goals:
- Implement an 8-week process for approximately 20-25 participants to begin June 2021 and continue to June 2022, with Job Readiness/Preparedness sessions, Life / Social Skills and Mental Health support, and 2 community service projects in South Kansas City and around the surrounding areas.
- The participants will be representing Hickman Mills School District and Jackson County Family Court. The youth selected to participate in the project will be meeting 3 days a week throughout the summer and every month during the school year, continuing to work as well develop community leadership skills.
- There will be 3 components to the project:
Job Readiness/Preparedness - training on job searching, researching, dressing for success, conflict resolution in the workplace, and job retention.
Life and Social Skills training - sessions on self-esteem, self-identity, good decision making, goal setting, healthy relationships, conflict resolution and avoidance, effective communication, listening and hearing, table etiquette, grooming and health, as well as the proper uses of social media.
This component will also address the re-establishment of self; determining the worth of self and their own legacy (peer pressure vs. historical pressure), as well as addressing how trauma can effect our excellence.
Community Service and Leadership - from qualitative and quantitative data, determine 2 community service projects that will effective the Hickman Mills community and surrounding areas. These projects could be clean-up projects, building projects, or mentoring projects.
- HMPC's community partners will include First Call of Kansas City, Youth Guidance, and Bridge Leadership Academy. HMPC will work with several community partners for job shadowing, guest speakers, as well as OJT (on the job training) locations for training purposes.
These are the agencies that have a COMBAT-funded program with a Youth Employment emphasis or component.
» Youth Employment & Training Initiative
Blue Hills Neighborhood Association
» Blue Hills Restorative Justice Program
Blue Springs Police Department
» Community Outreach Prevention Strategies (COPS)
Bridge Leadership Academy
» Bridge Job Readiness Program
Calvary Community Outreach Network
» HYPE Summer
Cornerstones Of Care
» Build Trybe for Youth Employment
DeLaSalle Education Center
Grace United Community Ministries
» Youth Employment Program
Heart of America Council, BSA
» ScoutReach Summer Camps
Hickman Mills Prevention Coalition
» Legacy of Excellence Project
Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council
» Ivanhoe Youth Employment Program
KC Common Good
» Working For Youth
» Ingnition Lab Opportunity Intership Program
Sisters In Christ
» Youth Life Link
Transition Zone, Inc.
» Youth Workforce