SAY Yes!

The Hope Center SAY Yes Children’s Program is designed to provide developmental assets necessary for children to grow as empowered, hope-filled adults.

As the first-tier in the Hope Center’s developmental programming – SAY (Save America’s Youth) is modeled from a program designed by CRU Inner-City as a response to the riots that took place in Los Angeles in 1992. The objectives of this program is to provide opportunities for children to grow socially, emotionally, spiritually, culturally and educationally through eight internal and external asset-based building blocks of Support, Empowerment, Constructive Use of Time, Boundaries and Expectations, Commitment to Learning; Positive Values; Social Competencies and Positive Identity.

Who is Eligible:
Children who are in Kindergarten through 4th grade. Preference is given to students living in the Historic East Neighborhoods of Kansas City, the coalition of neighborhoods where The Hope Center is located.

Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4-6 p.m. and Fridays 1:00-3:30 p.m. September – May of each school year.

SAY Yes! meets at The Hope Center located at 2800 E. Linwood Blvd.

For more information about SAY Yes!, email