HISTORY OF THE PROGRAM
The 2019-2020 school year turned 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, is one to bring awareness to the issue of gun violence that is plaguing the district and its families. Over the past year, KCKPS has lost 23 students, and 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 also the concern over the growing problem of substance abuse nationwide and right here in Wyandotte County. This initiative is one focused around addressing issues head on: understanding the problem, being educated on the issues, knowing what resources are available, and not being afraid to ask for help or speak up when you know 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.