We are currently enrolling Fall Program Participants. See below for more information and contact Hanna Hochstetler with questions: hanna@frontporchalliance.org.

High School Programs

Our Stories

Our community has a rich history to be captured and shared. Our Stories, offered in Fall and Spring, provides youth with opportunities to explore where we live, deepen relationships with our neighbors, raise our community’s voices and record our collective histories.

Each semester, a new theme will be used as a framework to connect with our neighbors. Whether we are mapping our culture, parks, food, sidewalks, understanding of safety, or our access to technology, the relationships we build will remain at the center of the work we do.

In uncovering and developing the stories connected to these themes, youth will gain invaluable social-emotional skills, connections and confidence. Youth will also be encouraged to identify and implement solutions to local issues they uncover, utilizing community resources and relationships they build along the way.

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Location: Front Porch Alliance offices 

Day/Time Availability: 1x a week

Fall schedule (13-16 yrs olds)

  • Saturdays 9:00am-1:00pm
    • Lunch and snacks provided!
  • September 18-November 20

Spring Schedule (13-16 yrs olds)

  • Saturdays 12:00-4:30pm
    • Lunch and snacks provided!
  • January 8th – March 19th

Middle School Programs

Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy provides 6-8th graders with a 10-week after school program preparing them for the working world. Participants learn how to apply for a job, spend money within a budget, and save & invest wisely. Each week they will receive a stipend and set goals for spending, saving, investing or donating their money. Participants will also learn about entrepreneurship by designing your own  food truck and writing out a business plan. 

  • Location: Front Porch Alliance Offices
  • Day/Time Availability:
    • Day TBD, 1x per week
    • Time: 4:30-5:30pm
    • September 13-November 22

Offered in partnership with Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City

Elementary Programs

R.I.S.E. (Reading Inspirational Stories to Empower)

Our RISE program is held bi-annually: the week of Indigenous People’s Day  (Oct 12-16, 2021) and the week of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 17-21, 2022).

Each year, volunteer readers visit classrooms in eastside KCMO schools and read inspiration stories centered around social justice. Students are invited to use their voices to engage in local and national work centered around civil rights, social justice and Indigenous Peoples’ rights. As our country continues to work and struggle towards equity, our intergenerational RISE program encourages students and local community members to work together, using our voices to build power and enact change.

We are looking for volunteer readers for Oct. 12-14, 2021.

The below programs are offered at Faxon Elementary:

First Lego League Robotics

FIRST LEGO League Robotics at Faxon Elementary offers 5th and 6th grade students the chance to: learn about Robotics; work on a team; have a lot of fun. Robotics participants collaborate to solve theme-based Challenges involving research, coding, and engineer & design robots! We follow FIRST Core Values: Teamwork, Discovery, and Innovation

Location: at school

P.A.L.s (Partners in Active Learning)

P.A.L.s offers tutoring and inter-generational mentoring to youth enrolled at Faxon Elementary. Tutors assist students in gaining confidence and comprehension in math and reading skills.

If your child is interested in P.A.L.s, please contact their teacher to sign up for the during or after school programs.