We envision a future where children thrive. Offered in several schools in the Greater Kansas City area, CAAGKC Youth Services provide Missouri students with the tools, support, and resources they need to successfully make it through high school and beyond. Year-round programs and services include work readiness, career exploration, leadership development, life skills, parenting education, community engagement, scholarships and more.
CAAGKC Youth Services is open to all children whose parent(s) or caregiver(s) are within 125% of the federal poverty guideline. We have programs to nurture children of all ages, helping them to rise above their challenges and reach their full potential. Our children are more than statistics.
Family Intake Assessment Referral Form
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Back To School Drive-Through Distribution Event
CAAGKC is hosting a Drive-through Back To School Distribution Event to help families get their kids ready to head back to school this year. Each family will receive backpacks, household items, COVID-19 safety items, fresh produce, and boxed lunches. To pre-register for this event, click on the link below. Please submit completed forms to email@example.com. Pre-registration forms must be submitted no later than August 3rd.
For families who have trouble meeting their basic needs, we offer emergency food, clothing, and transportation.
Occupational Skills Training
Our occupational skills training can help you gain the skills you need to develop your career and build your pathway to a brighter future. We offer Warehouseman and M.E.D.S (Medical Education Development Support) training for eligible youth ages 18 to 24.
School Year Programs
P.A.V.E. the Way
Project, Assets, Values, in Educations (P.A.V.E.) is an after-school and summer program that helps high schoolers pave the way to higher education. Not only do they work to develop leadership skills and explore career options, but they also receive a stipend to help make ends meet throughout the school year. Plus, some students may qualify for a CAAGKC college scholarship upon graduation. Scholarships for P.A.V.E students are $1,500.00. The summer internship is a 6-week program beginning in the middle of June and continuing through July.
CAAGKC provides graduating seniors who are interested in attending college an opportunity to apply for a $1,000.00 scholarship that is renewable each year. Consideration will be given to students who need additional assistance during the current year. Technical and vocational scholarships are also available.
We can help upperclassmen explore colleges and universities in various states over Spring Break, helping them find the best fit.
Lots of kids go hungry when they’re not in school. We can provide a backpack full of kid-friendly, nutritious food to help cover their weekend meals.
For kids who are in K-8th grade, this summer program keeps young kids motivated to continue learning and reading over the long summer. This program is free and all meals are included.
aSteam Village Summer STEaM Experience for Kids
This 8 week summer camp for kids who are in grades 3 – 12 enables learners to explore the world of science, technology, energy, arts, and math challenges. This camp includes hands-on activities, fun instruction, competitions, and much more. This experience is designed to be educational, explorative, and fun.
We help teens develop the skills they already have inside; encouraging them to make a positive difference in their own lives and in their community.
REALL Poverty Simulation
If you work with youth and want to help them learn about how their choices may have an affect on their future, check out our REALL Poverty Simulation. Click here to learn more.