School Year Programs

To enroll in an elementary school program, please contact your student’s school. For teen programming or with general questions, email Hanna Hochstetler at

Partners Active in Learning

FPA’s longest running youth program, PALs runs during school hours at Faxon Elementary and after school at Front Porch Alliance’s offices. 

PALs provides students in grades
K-6 with mentoring and tutoring in reading and math.

FIRST Lego League Robotics

Meeting twice per week, students complete FIRST Lego League curriculum to use robotics and STEAM knowledge to solve social problems.

Robotics team members compete in city-wide tournaments.


Reading Inspirational Stories to Empower engages elementary students and community volunteers in learning about social justice activists and history.

Through letter writing, participants urge their representative to create a more just world.

Financial Literacy

Hosted after-school at Central Middle School, Financial Literacy teaches students entrepreneurship and financial skills. Students earn money when they attend and close the program by opening their own bank account.

Our Stories

This 10-week program covers a different topic each session. During the program, teens create a podcast based on their interviews with east KC residents, business owners, and organizations. 
Bikes are provided if needed.

Have a program idea or want to collaborate?

We’re always interested in new ideas and creating partnerships. Sign up to volunteer or share your thoughts:

Email Hanna Hochstetler at or call our offices at 816-921-8812.

Run a workshop, mentor a student, patch a porch.
The opportunities to collaborate are endless.

Professionals wishing to donate their time or skills,
please email proposals to:

3210 Michigan Ave. Kansas City MO 64109


Front Porch Alliance is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization registered with the State of Missouri. All donations are tax exempt.

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