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The Kansas City Chiefs, along with its players and community partners, have developed "Kingdom United," a youth-focused education program to help fight systemic racism in Kansas City, and beyond, by strategically teaching the next generation about race, diversity, inclusion and acceptance. Partnering with Scholastic, school principals and early childhood education specialists, the program will use diversity-themed books, multi-media resources and discussion questions to educate students about appreciating the uniqueness of every individual.

How The Program Works

Elementary schools participating in the Kingdom United program are encouraged to dedicating 30 minutes per month to teaching their students about equality, inclusion and acceptance. Each school will receive complementary diversity-themed books (grade-level appropriate) for each student, and teachers will be provided with weekly discussion questions and activities to help reinforce the messages in the books. Every grade level will have four (4) unique books that will be taught during the school year; thus, students who attend an elementary school participating in the Kingdom United program for their entire K-5 education will be given 24 books, specifically designed to teach others to appreciate the uniqueness of ALL people.

Each month during the football season, participating schools will hold a "book of the month" kickoff event on Red Friday to introduce each grade-level to their new book. This monthly session could involve special guest readers including those from the Chiefs organization, its partners, and volunteers from throughout the community.

All Kingdom United books are also available at Mid-Continent Public Library branches located in the greater Kansas City, Missouri area.

What Does It Mean to Be Kind? by Rana DiOrio

S Tyrann Mathieu reads What Does It Mean to Be Kind? by Rana DiOrio

Participating Schools

Eastwood Hills Elementary

Eastwood Hills Elementary

Click here to visit the Ervin Elementary website

Ervin Elementary

Click here to visit the Hillcrest Elementary website

Hillcrest Elementary

John Fiske Elementary

John Fiske Elementary

Otken Elementary

Otken Elementary

Pleasant Ridge Elementary

Pleasant Ridge Elementary

Royal Valley Elementary

Royal Valley Elementary

Spring Hill Elementary

Spring Hill Elementary

Spring Hill Elementary

Spring Hill Elementary

Click here to visit the University Academy website

University Academy

Whittier Elementary

Whittier Elementary

Click here to visit the Wolf Springs Elementary webstie

Wolf Springs Elementary

Kingdom United Partners

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