#KCSTI Recap: Days 18 and 19

We are busy getting ready for the KCSTI 2015 Program Graduation tomorrow!  Following are the highlights from our final days of KCSTI 2015.


Day 18: July 9, 2015

The KCSTI students begin the day breaking the concrete they had mixed during the second week of the camp. The students were excited to see how their hard work paid off. The winning team’s concrete was able to withstand forces up to over 50,000 pounds!

In the afternoon the students traveled to the MoDOT headquarters in Lee’s Summit, MO. There, they got the opportunity to tour the facilities, learning first-hand how MoDOT is able to maintain and monitor over 30,000 miles of interstates and highways in Missouri. They also played part in learning how the department of transportation makes decisions regarding the construction of the vast highway infrastructure. What an exciting day!


Day 19: July 10, 2015

On KCSTI’s final day, students enjoyed a morning of fun in UMKC’s recreation facility. Basketball and volleyball were the sports of choice and the students had a blast!

In the afternoon KCSTI welcomed guests Ossco Bolton III and his partner “Lil Cupid,” two local activists for positivity and productivity for youth in KC. Students listened to Ossco Bolton’s motivational speech along with some of the positive music that Ossco and Cupid have been involved in producing.

Next, Young Achievers, another youth outreach program paid the students a visit. Young Achievers is affiliated with the YMCA and aids students in college applications, internships, college visits, ACT prep, and more. Mr. Garrett explained the program and even told a success story – Ms Ashley, a KCSTI mentor! Young Achievers helped her learn about and apply to the college of her dreams and receive a full ride scholarship!

Wow! These programs have the same mission as KCSTI – to empower youth – and it was an exceptional way to end camp knowing that there are other opportunities out there as well!

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