Inspire Change - Kingdom United | Kansas City Chiefs - Chiefs.com
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 Turn the Page KC, 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 will commit to dedicating 30 minutes per month to teaching their students about equality, inclusion and acceptance. Each elementary school will receive complementary diversity-themed books (grade-level appropriate) for each student, and the teachers will be provided with weekly discussion questions and activities that can be utilized to reinforce the messages in the books. Every grade level will have six (6) 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-6 education will be given 42 books, specifically designed to teach others to appreciate the uniqueness of ALL people.
On the first Friday of each month during the football season, participating schools will hold a "book of the month" kickoff event 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.
Spring Hill Elementary
Wolf Springs Elementary
Kingdom United Partners
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