Youth Summer Programs

PORCH Storytellers

Each week, PORCH Storyteller participants try a new art form and learn how different mediums affect how we tell stories. Participants will paint, draw, collage, write poetry, and more. Exact art forms dependent upon community volunteers.

For PORCH Storytellers, we partner with BikeWalk KC to provide all participants with bikes, helmets, and road safety training. No previous biking experience necessary.

Tell your story though art. Bike with friends.

Reel Collectors

Reel Collectors provides teens with “real time” training and access to film and storytelling software and equipment. During the summer, participants will be trained in filmmaking and storytelling then use those skills to create a short documentary film. 

For REEL Collectors, we partner with BikeWalk KC to provide all participants with bikes, helmets, and road safety training. No previous biking experience necessary.

Tell stories through film. Bike with friends.

Summer PALS

Summer PALS (Partners in Active Learning) is similar to our PALS program happening throughout the school year. This program is geared towards students in grades K-5 that could benefit from additional academic support before the new school year. Students will receive academic support & emotional enrichment. 



Connect through learning. 

Accepting Summer Volunteers

Seeking Artist Instructors

Support Reel Collectors

Merging entrepreneuship with filmmaking, Reel Collectors teaches storytelling and film skills. During the summer, up to 10 students work together to make a documentary film spotlighting a local business.

Local filmmakers and creatives are always welcome to run topical workshops, plus we always need PAs and volunteers!

Contact Hanna Hochstetler, Youth Programs Coordinator for more information: 816-921-8812 or YouthJourneys@FrontPorchAlliance.Org.

3210 Michigan Ave. Kansas City MO 64109

816-921-8812

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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