Strengthening Opportunities for Youth
Creating Opportunities for Cities
the Power of Afterschool and Expanded Learning
Saturday, June 4, 2016
On Saturday, June 4, Mayor Peggy Dunn City of Leawood, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Sly James joined city leaders and educators from Kansas and Missouri at the Kauffman Foundation for the Municipal Summit on Afterschool and Expanded Learning to discuss the importance of afterschool and summering learning programs.
Participants also heard from the National League of Cities President Melodee Colbert-Kean, Major Darren Grimshaw from the Burlington, Iowa Police Department, CEO Steve Irsik, Mayor Joel Wicoff from Iola, Kansas, and Vice Mayor Lavonta Williams of Wichita, Kansas.
Reginald McGregor, manager in the Research & Technology Strategy Group at Rolls-Royce Corporation, was the closing speaker.
Throughout the day, communities team work through various toolkits and documents analyzing their current youth opportunities and identifying improvement strategies. The toolkit and other resources from the day can be found below.