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  • MtG Kickoff Lunch - 001

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    August
    MtG Kickoff Lunch
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     10 August 2024

    The 2024/2025 school year will be here before you know it! Our Minding the Gap Kickoff Luncheon is on Saturday, August 10th. This will be a time of vision-casting and an opportunity to hear from some of the principals and school staff about the impact we are making and the great need in the public schools. (Menu: from Chipotle)

    Location:
    Gamber Center
    4 SE Independence Ave
    Lees Summit, MO 640633

  • MtG Year End Celebration & Team Appreciation Lunch - 002

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    May
    MtG Year End Celebration & Team Appreciation Lunch
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     04 May 2024

    You are invited to our 3nd Annual Team Appreciation lunch. The Lord has done great things this year and it is time to celebrate! Minding the Gap would not exist without your service and dedication, so we want to make sure that you feel our love and appreciation!

    Everyone that served with us in any capacity is invited.

    Location:
    Harris Park Community Center
    110 SW Blue Pkwy
    Lees Summit, MO 64063

  • Minding the Gap Monthly Connect - Apr 2024 - 003

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    April
    Minding the Gap Monthly Connect - Apr 2024
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     21 April 2024

    At this month's Connect we will putting together gift packages to the students that we serve. This is a great opportunity for those that are not able to serve on a regular basis to bless the children in our schools.

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    Location: Grace Point Baptist Church
    10415 Chestnut Dr.
    Kansas City, MO

  • Minding the Gap Monthly Connect - Feb 2024 - 004

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    February
    Minding the Gap Monthly Connect - Feb 2024
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     04 February 2024

    Join us as we cultivate a sense of community centered around our school outreaches. Our monthly connections give an opportunity to hear what is happening with all that Minding the Gap is doing. It also is a time to meet new friends and to share your experience as you serve with us.

  • 180 Club 2024 Spring Semester Begins at all schools from Tuesday, January 16 - January 18 - 005

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    January
    180 Club 2024 Spring Semester Begins at all schools from Tuesday, January 16 - January 18
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     16 January 2024

    2:45pm-5pm

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    180 Club Continues at Compass Elementary on Tuesdays, at Warford Elementary and Butcher Greene Elementary on Wednesdays, and at Ervin Elementary on Thursdays.

    People are immeasurably valuable because they are made in the image of God. MtG's after-school 180 Club helps kids incorporate this truth into their everyday lives. Children with a positive self-image are less likely to engage in risky behavior. Furthering their chances at success in school and in life.

  • Building Bridges Tutoring & Mentoring for 2024 Begins at all schools Tuesday, January 16 - 006

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    January
    Building Bridges Tutoring & Mentoring for 2024 Begins at all schools Tuesday, January 16
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     16 January 2024

    Minding the Gap works with students who are falling behind in reading and do not qualify for an Individualized Education Plan. Our team commits to spending one hour per week with a child for mentoring, tutoring, and a lot of fun!

    Dates vary according to volunteers' schedules.

  • Minding the Gap Monthly Connect - December 2023 - 007

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    December
    Minding the Gap Monthly Connect - December 2023
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     10 December 2023

    Join us as we cultivate a sense of community centered around our school outreaches. Our monthly connections give an opportunity to hear what is happening with all that Minding the Gap is doing. It also is a time to meet new friends and to share your experience as you serve with us. Location Joe Blattert's home, 11309 Cypress Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64137. Christmas atmosphere

  • Compass Elementary: Thanksgiving Dinner - 008

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    November
    Compass Elementary: Thanksgiving Dinner
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     18 November 2023

    We will help serve Thanksgiving dinner, watch a movie and celebrate Compass' recognition as a Gold Ribbon school. They are inviting us to be a part of the celebration and will allow us to promote Minding the Gap.

  • Compass Elementary: Thanksgiving Lunch - 009

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    November
    Compass Elementary: Thanksgiving Lunch
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     17 November 2023

    We will help serve the Kindergarten thru 2nd graders a Thanksgiving lunch.

  • Compass Elementary: Attendance Party - 0010

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    November
    Compass Elementary: Attendance Party
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     09 November 2023

    We will distribute ice cream sandwiches to the classes with the best attendance. I am attaching a picture from last month's celebration. Anyone can participate. You do not need a Background Check.

  • Minding the Gap Monthly Connect - October 2023 - 0011

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    October
    Minding the Gap Monthly Connect - October 2023
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     01 October 2023

    Join us as we cultivate a sense of community centered around our school outreaches. Our monthly connections give an opportunity to hear what is happening with all that Minding the Gap is doing. It also is a time to meet new friends and to share your experience as you serve with us. Location TBD

  • Training - 180 Club - 0012

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    September
    Training - 180 Club
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     01 September 2023

    Training for Minding the Gap volunteers who want to serve in the after-school 180 Club in one or more area schools, as teacher, helper or in music ministry. Snacks provided.

  • Training - Building Bridges - 0013

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    August
    Training - Building Bridges
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     27 August 2023

    Training for Minding the Gap volunteers who want to serve as tutors/mentors in local schools in MtG's Building Bridges program. Lunch provided.

  • MtG Kickoff - 0014

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    August
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     05 August 2023

    The 2023/2024 school year will be here before you know it! Our Minding the Gap Kickoff Luncheon is on Saturday, August 5th. This will be a time of vision-casting and an opportunity to hear from some of the principals and school staff about the impact we are making and the great need in the public schools. (Menu: from Chipotle)

  • MtG June Connect - Cookout - 0015

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    June
    MtG June Connect - Cookout
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     14 June 2023

    MtG Volunteers Connect and Cookout at Joe Blattert's home, 11309 Cypress Ave, KCMO 64137. Come join us for a cookout! Minding the Gap will provide hamburgers, hot dogs and buns. You supply the drinks and side dishes. All MtG volunteers, friends & family are welcome. Please RSVP to admin@mindinggaps.org and let us know if you can make it and what you plan to bring.

  • 180 Club for 2023 Ends Friday, May 5th - 0016

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    May
    180 Club for 2023 Ends Friday, May 5th
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     05 May 2023

    Minding the Gap's after-school 180 Club ends for the 2022-2023 school year.

  • Building Bridges Tutoring & Mentoring for 2023 Ends Friday, May 5th - 0017

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    May
    Building Bridges Tutoring & Mentoring for 2023 Ends Friday, May 5th
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     05 May 2023

    Minding the Gap's Building Bridges tutoring program ends for the 2022-2023 school year.

  • Decorate at Compass Elementary - 0018

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    April
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     11 April 2023

    Come join us at Compass Elementary as we join their staff to decorate the building for the upcoming MAP testing. Address is 5401 E. 103rd St., Kansas City, MO 64137

  • Warford Elementary 180 Club 2023 Spring Semester Begins on Thursday, January 19th - 0019

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    January
    Warford Elementary 180 Club 2023 Spring Semester Begins on Thursday, January 19th
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     19 January 2023

    Thursday, January 19th

    3:45pm-5pm

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    180 Club Continues at Warford Elementary

    People are immeasurably valuable because they are made in the image of God. MtG's after-school 180 Club helps kids incorporate this truth into their everyday lives. Children with a positive self-image are less likely to engage in risky behavior. Furthering their chances at success in school and in life.

  • Butcher-Greene Elementary 180 Club 2023 Spring Semester Begins on Wednesday, January 18th - 0020

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    January
    Butcher-Greene Elementary 180 Club 2023 Spring Semester Begins on Wednesday, January 18th
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     18 January 2023

    Wednesday, January 18th

    3:45pm-5pm

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    180 Club Continues at Butcher-Greene Elementary

    People are immeasurably valuable because they are made in the image of God. MtG's after-school 180 Club helps kids incorporate this truth into their everyday lives. Children with a positive self-image are less likely to engage in risky behavior. Furthering their chances at success in school and in life.

  • Compass Elementary 180 Club 2023 Spring Semester Begins on Tuesday, January 17th - 0021

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    January
    Compass Elementary 180 Club 2023 Spring Semester Begins on Tuesday, January 17th
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     17 January 2023

    Tuesday, January 17th

    3:45pm-5pm

    Weekly

    180 Club Continues at Compass Elementary

    People are immeasurably valuable because they are made in the image of God. MtG's after-school 180 Club helps kids incorporate this truth into their everyday lives. Children with a positive self-image are less likely to engage in risky behavior. Furthering their chances at success in school and in life.

  • Building Bridges Tutoring & Mentoring for 2023 Begins Monday, January 16th - 0022

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    January
    Building Bridges Tutoring & Mentoring for 2023 Begins Monday, January 16th
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     16 January 2023

    Minding the Gap works with students who are falling behind in reading and do not qualify for an Individualized Education Plan. Our team commits to spending one hour per week with a child for mentoring, tutoring, and a lot of fun!

    Dates vary according to volunteers' schedules.

  • Building Bridges Training Aug 29 - 0023

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    August
    Building Bridges Training Aug 29
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     29 August 2022

    For those who are interested in, considering or have decided on participating in Building Bridges as a mentor/tutor

  • 180 Club Teacher Training Aug 22 - 0024

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    August
    180 Club Teacher Training Aug 22
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     22 August 2022

    For those who are interested in, considering or have decided on participating in 180 Club as a teacher or assistant

  • Minding the Gap Training Aug 20 - 0025

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    August
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     20 August 2022

    If you plan to serve in any capacity with Minding the Gap this year we would like for you to attend one of these two sessions. We will give you all the tools you need to successfully minister in the public schools. Choose this session or the previous one on August 17. Use the website contact form or call to RSVP if interested in attending.

  • Minding the Gap Training Aug 17 - 0026

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    August
    Minding the Gap Training Aug 17
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     18 August 2022

    If you plan to serve in any capacity with Minding the Gap this year we would like for you to attend one of these two sessions. We will give you all the tools you need to successfully minister in the public schools. Choose this session or the following one on August 20. Use the website contact form or call to RSVP if interested in attending.

  • One Year Celebration - 0027

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     09 July 2022

    We just completed our first year and are so excited to celebrate what the Lord has done. On Saturday, July 9th we will be hosting a year end celebration. At this celebration we will present awards, hear favorite memories, share vision for next year, and enjoy a catered lunch. We will also have an opportunity to hear from the school principals and other school staff as they share about the impact Minding the Gap has had in their schools. At the Gamber Community Center in Lee's Summit.

  • Minding the Gap Monthly Connect - 0028

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    May
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     01 May 2022

    Join us as we cultivate a sense of community centered around our school outreaches. Our monthly connections give an opportunity to hear what is happening with all that Minding the Gap is doing. It also is a time to meet new friends and to share your experience as you serve with us.

  • The One-Eighty Club Continues at Warford Elementary - 0029

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    January
    The One-Eighty Club Continues at Warford Elementary
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     13 January 2022

    Thursday, January 13th

    3:45pm-5pm

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    The One-Eighty Club Continues at Warford Elementary

    People are immeasurably valuable because they are made in the image of God. MtG's after-school One-Eighty Club helps kids incorporate this truth into their everyday lives. Children with a positive self-image are less likely to engage in risky behavior. Furthering their chances at success in school and in life.

  • The One-Eighty Club Continues at Compass Elementary - 0030

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    January
    The One-Eighty Club Continues at Compass Elementary
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     11 January 2022

    Tuesday, January 11th

    3:45pm-5pm

    Weekly

    The One-Eighty Club Continues at Compass Elementary

    People are immeasurably valuable because they are made in the image of God. MtG's after-school One-Eighty Club helps kids incorporate this truth into their everyday lives. Children with a positive self-image are less likely to engage in risky behavior. Furthering their chances at success in school and in life.

  • Minding the Gap Tutoring Program Continues - 0031

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    January
    Minding the Gap Tutoring Program Continues
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     10 January 2022

    Minding the Gap Tutoring Program Continues

    Dates vary according to the volunteers schedule

    Minding the Gap works with students who are falling behind in reading and do not qualify for an Individualized Education Plan.

  • The One-Eighty Club Begins at Warford Elementary - 0032

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    October
    The One-Eighty Club Begins at Warford Elementary
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     07 October 2021

    Thursday, September 9th

    3:45pm-5pm

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    The One-Eighty Club Begins at Warford Elementary

    People are immeasurably valuable because they are made in the image of God. MtG's after-school One-Eighty Club helps kids incorporate this truth into their everyday lives. Children with a positive self-image are less likely to engage in risky behavior. Furthering their chances at success in school and in life.

    Zack Nicholson
    By Zack
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  • The One-Eighty Club Begins at Compass Elementary - 0033

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    October
    The One-Eighty Club Begins at Compass Elementary
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     05 October 2021

    Tuesday, September 7th

    3:45pm-5pm

    Weekly

    The One-Eighty Club Begins at Compass Elementary

    People are immeasurably valuable because they are made in the image of God. MtG's after-school One-Eighty Club helps kids incorporate this truth into their everyday lives. Children with a positive self-image are less likely to engage in risky behavior. Furthering their chances at success in school and in life.

    Zack Nicholson
    By Zack
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  • Minding the Gap Tutoring Program Begins - 0034

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    October
    Minding the Gap Tutoring Program Begins
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     03 October 2021

    Minding the Gap Tutoring Program Begins

    Dates vary according to the volunteers schedule

    Minding the Gap works with students who are falling behind in reading and do not qualify for an Individualized Education Plan.

    Zack Nicholson
    By Zack
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  • First Day of School 3rd thru 5th - 0035

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    August
    First Day of School 3rd thru 5th
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     25 August 2021

    First Day of School 3rd thru 5th

    Compass and Warford Elementary

    8am

    Join us as we welcome the 3rd-5th Grade students back to school. Our team will greet and encourage the children as they get off the bus and come inside the building. We will slap high fives and cheer these young scholars on to a bright future!

    Zack Nicholson
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  • First Day of School Kindergarten thru 2nd - 0036

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    August
    First Day of School Kindergarten thru 2nd
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     23 August 2021

    First Day of School Kindergarten thru 2nd

    Compass and Warford Elementary

    8am

    Join us as we welcome the Kindergarten thru 2nd Grade students back to school. Our team will greet and encourage the children as they get off the bus and come inside the building. We will slap high fives and cheer these young scholars on to a bright future!

    Zack Nicholson
    By Zack
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  • Back to School Night - 0037

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    August
    Back to School Night
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     19 August 2021

    Thursday, August 19th

    4-6pm

    Back to School Night

    Join us as we join with the school staff in welcoming and greeting the students and families back into the building. This event is a great way for you to connect with school staff, students, and families of the students.

    Zack Nicholson
    By Zack
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  • Teacher Appreciation Week - 0038

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    May
    Teacher Appreciation Week
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     07 May 2021
    We appreciate our school administration, teachers, and support staff. We helped to provide lunch and snacks to the schools that we are involved with.
    Zack Nicholson
    By Zack
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