Community Responds to Needs of KCK High School

Nearly a dozen churches and organizations recently met with the principal and administrative staff of F.L. Schlagle High School in Kansas City, KS, to discuss how they can link arms to support and encourage its students, families and staff. Principal Yolanda Thompson and Counselor Michaella Neal explained how many of the students are dealing with increasing poverty, violence and emotional stress.

They have requested volunteers to be a presence in the school, serving as tutors, mentors, or someone to talk to during “Chat and Chews” at lunchtime. Support is also needed with after-school clubs, helping peer mentors, providing social and emotional support, ACT prep, and teacher appreciation. Those attending the meeting responded with the ways they can assist and volunteer applications are now under way.