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Kansas City Justice 101

Connect Week Intergenerational, Youth, College Please email for availability.

  • 325 US dollars

About the Week

Kansas City is more a mosaic than a single city, a patchwork with highways, rivers, and historical lines sewn in stories of power and privilege. The metropolitan area encompasses two states and eight counties which are made up of more than one-hundred-sixty unique cities and towns, each with their own culture, politics and identity. With such a broad landscape, “The City of Fountains” is a city flooded with invitations to the work of justice. Groups who come to Kansas City will join us to answer the question: With so much need in this world, how do we begin to make a difference? Groups that come to KC will come for a “Justice 101: Moving from Service to Justice” experience. An ideal time in Kansas City puts your group here to serve all day on a Monday when you will begin with an all-day service experience in Kansas City’s Historic Northeast with Independence Boulevard Christian Church, Micah Ministry, and Fruition KC; this experience will open your eyes to the realities of economic, housing, and food injustice. Your group will also explore the city’s history of racism, visiting with representatives from various metro Racial and Economic justice coalitions and representatives. Groups will serve with the Refugee and Immigrant Population of Kansas City, and learn about the struggles of the public education system (there are 15 different school districts in the city of Kansas City, MO, alone!). Groups will spend time intentionally thinking about the mosaics that are their hometowns, the lines drawn where they live, and how we can take lines of division and make new and beautiful stories of healing by our collective work for justice Kansas City weeks are especially appropriate for intergenerational groups. Cost is $325 per participant for five nights. Shorter weeks for younger groups can be scheduled at $70 per participant per night. • Breakfast and Lunch, Monday morning through Friday morning. (Dinners are on your own.) • Lodging in local church • A dedicated Site-Coordinator and trained young adult staff to facilitate your week • Fully planned service & educational experiences • Speaker honorariums, costs for activities, entrance fees • A t-shirt for each participant • Printed discussion guides for small groups • Online consultation with Be the Neighbor planning staff in the spring • Online training for your adult leaders in late May or early June Note that your group is responsible for transportation during the week.

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