Genesis Promise Academy Student Wins Arthur Ashe Essay Contest

Jada Robinson, Genesis Promise Academy Student wins Arthur Ashe Essay Contest

The school year will start off with a bang for Jada Robinson, a fourth-grader at Genesis Promise Academy in Kansas City. The United States Tennis Association announced today that Jada, 9, has won the prestigious, nationwide Arthur Ashe Essay Contest presented annually by USTA. In late August, she and her mother will fly to New […]

South City Prep Student Wins Poetry Foundation Contest

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Earlier today, one of our amazing scholars was profiled on KPLR Channel 11.  Kalise Harris, a South City Prep 7th grade scholar, recently won the 7th grade Poetry Foundation contest by sharing her poem “My Friend”. After reading her heartbreaking poem last month, she had a chance to talk about her poem today in an […]

Academy for Integrated Arts Celebrates “Night at the Nelson”


KANSAS CITY, MO – About 100 students, parents and guests at the Academy for Integrated Arts (AFIA), a charter public school in mid-town Kansas City, celebrated the end of the school’s first academic year with a special “Night at the Nelson” on June 6, 2013. The school’s mission is to use the arts in a […]

KCPT Features Crossroads Academy

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Crossroads Academy students and teachers was featured on KCPT’s The Local Show on Thursday, May 23rd.  PBS camera crews spent several days at the school in April and May filming students and teachers in the classroom, at Barney Allis Plaza, at The Kansas City Public Library and at the Artists Take Flight Art Gallery. The […]

Fox4 KC Features Benjamin Banneker Garden Project

For original post, click here. KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A local school yard garden is producing big results for its community. Behind Benjamin Bannecker Charter Academy of Technology (BBCAT) sits a garden with 21 flower beds full of fruits and vegetables. Since the garden was created in 2008, its mission has focused on feeding the homeless. To […]