School and Community Programs


KCYA's School and Community Programs works with a roster of nearly 150 artists to provide dynamic and educational arts programs to children in schools, libraries, community centers, and hospitals throughout the greater Kansas City area.


With performances, residencies, workshops, and after-school programs in nearly every artistic discipline and covering numerous academic subjects KCYA's School and Community Programs reinforce core curriculum as well as cultivate artistic expression; unleashing ideas, creativity, and individual problem solving skills.





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Title I Schools


Title I schools in both Kansas and Missouri are eligible to receive programs at a discounted price. In Missouri, these discounts are made possible by the Missouri Arts Council. A maximum of two program subsidies per school, per year applies as limited funds are available. Contact us at 816-531-4022 to find out more information.


STEAM Residency Project

We are thrilled to be offering these exciting residencies for the third year!


These residency programs pair KCYA professional teaching artists with classroom teachers to present science, technology, engineering, and math curriculum (STEM). The programs integrate the arts into the nationally-recognized Project Lead the Way (PLTW) curriculum at the elementary school level. PLTW has been providing an elective, STEM-centered curriculum to high schools for several years and recently created an elementary level STEM curriculum entitled, LAUNCH. By using the arts to learn STEM curriculum, students built critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Learn more



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