Camp Fire Heartland and Royals Spark Peace at Longfellow Elementary

Charities give grant to fund conflict resolution program


Kansas City, December 14, 2017: Students and staff at Longfellow Elementary School recently got the “Royals” treatment.

Royals Charities – the non-profit foundation arm of the Kansas City Royals – and Camp Fire Heartland hosted a $15,000 grant award rally and ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at the school. The grant will be used to fund a conflict resolution program at Longfellow and others in Kansas City Public Schools.

The event included classroom visits and a rally for students with officials from the Royals and Camp Fire Heartland, plus KayCee, the Royals’ mascot who holds up a “W” at games when the team wins. A giant check was then presented to Principal Jimmie Collier-Bullard.

The KCPS conflict resolution program is one example of how the school system is helping to address the longterm health, wellness and development needs of students and the entire community. Students who learn how to resolve conflicts peacefully are more likely to be successful in school, to achieve their college and/or career goals and to promote thriving neighborhoods.