The dinner was for Kansas City area students, parents and family members who are involved with Kansas City Urban Young Life. The special guest speaker (pictured above) was Dr. Bernard Franklin, former president of Penn Valley Community College. The purpose of the dinner was to celebrate another great year of Young Life in Kansas City. One lucky student was awarded a laptop computer.
To help champion the cause of providing kids in the city with a proper education, Kansas City Urban Young Life sponsored the 3rd Annual Excellence in Education Award to outstanding teachers and administrators who have distinguished themselves from their peers serving students in the urban core. This year’s recipients were Dr. Sheryl Cochran, principal at Boone Elementary School, and June Hollowell, social studies teacher at Ruskin High School.