Families Win At 2018 Spring Break Community Resource & Literacy Fair

March 28 event includes free books, groceries and coats, plus info about support across KCMO


Kansas City, March 29, 2018:  Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) and Truman Medical Centers (TMC) hosted their 2018 Spring Break Community Resource & Literacy Fair on Wednesday, March 28 at Manual Career and Technical Center.

(PHOTO BY: Ray Weikal/KCPS)

The fair was a free event open to all KCPS families and organized in partnership with TMC by the school system’s Office of Students in Transition, which serves homeless students. A free shuttle to and from the fair ran a continuous loop from Southeast High School and reStart.

The fair featured a large selection of new and electronic books and raffle prizes, in addition to a wide variety of information and resources provided by community service organizations from across the city, including:

  • The TMC Healthy Harvest Mobile Market
  • The TMC Mobile Wellness Unit, which offered free immunizations
  • The Full Employment Council
  • Homeless shelters & Social Services for families
  • Free blood pressure checks
(PHOTO BY: Luther Okeyo/KCPS)

KCPS support staff were on hand to help families access a free digital library. Children also enjoyed a celebrity reading circle that included KCPS Superintendent Mark Bedell, Board of Directors Chair Melissa Robinson and Board Treasurer Matthew Oates.

Visit the KCPS Flickr site for more photos from this event.