KC Kids Unite 2022

Breaking Barriers. Building Community.

Program Information

KC Kids Unite is a partnership between The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Johnson County Library and the GKCWP. The 2022 program will allow for 10 classrooms to participate in shared reading, writing and art-making experiences. Working to dismantle racism and build a stronger community, KC Kids Unite will provide a three-week, social justice curriculum and professional development to help teachers integrate and share resources.


Teachers will participate in the PD workshop on Saturday, April 2, 9am - 3pm at the Nelson-Atkins Museum. In addition to culturally responsive professional development, the workshop will provide mentor texts, instructional strategies and art-making supplies for each teacher.


Students will engage in reading, writing and art-making that centers on the sharing of students' personal stories. Developmentally and age-appropriate mentor texts are used to foster learning related to ourselves, one another and community. Through a variety of interactive experiences, students engage in close reading, research, argument, blended writing, civic engagement and identity development.

Program Components

  • Teachers participate in PD workshop: Saturday, April 2, 9am - 3pm.
  • Implementation of classroom curriculum and collaborative art-making project, April-May
  • Registration fee: $150 (Schools will receive an invoice when teacher is accepted)