History of the Program
The 2019-2020 school year turned out to be one of the deadliest for KCKPS. Now, along with the community, students, teachers, and parents, KCKPS is declaring: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. SAVE OUR KIDS. SAVE OUR COMMUNITY.
The initiative, launched back in October of 2020, brings awareness to the issue of gun violence that is plaguing the district and its families. Over the past year, KCKPS has lost 23 students. While not all of the deaths were caused by gun violence, a majority of them involved incidents that could have been avoided.
In addition to the growing concern around gun violence is the growing problem of substance abuse, both nationwide and here in Wyandotte County. This initiative is focused around addressing issues head on by understanding the problem, getting educated on the issues, knowing what resources are available and not being afraid to ask for help or speak up when someone needs assistance.
The mission statement for the program is one that is evolving every day, as more members from the community, parents, students and the district continue to work together to find solutions.