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Missouri’s youth are our future. The opportunities they have and the challenges they face will shape our communities, our state, and the world for decades to come. It’s up to today’s leaders and educators. to create the conditions needed for today’s youth to thrive.

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St. Louis Ballet: Swan Lake – Tchaikovsky and Saint Louis Ballet’s most popular program is now enhanced by the lush sounds of live music, courtesy of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra.


UniverCities Exchange, an ongoing collaborative project between UMKC and UMSL, gathers community leadership alongside academic expertise to discuss problems and possible solutions to issues affecting the Kansas City and St. Louis Metro Areas.

Summer Bridge Scholars engage in a rigorous and intensive eight-week program. In addition to their courses, scholars participate in programming related to professional development, career exploration, cultural enrichment, team-building, campus involvement, mentorship, academic skill-building and civic engagement.

The Roo Honors Academy invites high school students to participate in a fun and intellectually engaging one-week summer enrichment program, June 26-30,2023, in the Honors Program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.


The Des Lee Music and Arts Festival for middle school students (Feb. 7) and high school students (Feb. 8) brings students from across the St. Louis region together for a day of arts training with expert conductors and art educators. Each day concludes with a free evening concert and visual arts showcase.