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Summer Programs For Urban Core Youth

The combination of bored kids with lots of free time in the summer can be a challenge for parents, especially those living in the urban core where resources are stretched and choices are often limited. On this edition of Up To Date, guest host Danie Alexander discusses summer programs for inner city youth in Kansas City.


  • Wendy Pearson is the marketing director for Wildwood Outdoor Education Center located in La Cygne, Kansas.
  • Chantell Garrett is a special assistant at the Mayor's Office of Civic and Community Engagement for Kansas City, Mo., which sponsors Mayor's Nights for youth and adults.


Danie Alexander is the senior producer of Up To Date.
In addition to being KCUR's afternoon newscaster, Lisa Rodriguez covers city hall and other news around Kansas City. Follow her on Twitter @larodrig.