Kansas City Shock
By the year 2020 an estimated one-third of all public US high schools will be without any interscholastic sports programs, and already, 65% are pay to play. Did you know that student-athletes have an 11% higher graduation rate, are 50% less absent, and are 4X more likely to get college degrees (U.S. Dept. of Education)? An estimated $3.5 Billion were cut from school sports budgets nationwide in just two years. These budget cuts take away the opportunities for many of the 36 Million American children to participate in any extracurricular activities, especially youth in low income families and high risk situations. We are here to change the game!
Kansas City Shock Athletics Association is a veteran founded, volunteer run, educational 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization for sports-based youth development, dedicated to shaping college prospects & well-rounded young adults through sports! KC Shock is not your typical sports team; our organization focuses on not only athletics but education, life skills, volunteerism, college preparation, and career planning. We use the skills our youth acquire in sports, then we translate them into skills they can use throughout life.
Help Kansas City Shock youth by providing even more chances to participate, properly train volunteers, necessary uniforms & equipment, offset the cost of registration fees, and most importantly, change young lives. Aside from sports, you’re helping our youth get mentors, quality tutoring, educational field trips and opportunities to explore college and career options that wouldn’t otherwise be afforded to many of Kansas City’s kids. Kansas City Shock Athletics Association is currently in the process of starting our College Prep, Career Planning & Basic Life Skills Program. This program is going to teach local youth the dexterity and adroitness in adulting (if you will) by stop their generational cycles of poverty, learning to cook simple dinners, and after a successful completion of the program, youth can apply for a scholarship via 529-Savings Plans.
Your contributions are tax-deductible and 100% of what you donate funds Kansas City Shock’s work to create smarter, healthier, and more prepared communities!