The NEAR level of TakingShape reaches out to surrounding cities outside our local communities. Currently Taking Shape focuses on partnerships joined with organizations in the Greater Kansas City area. The goal is to broaden our reach to a larger population in need and to develop leadership on a wider scale of programs.
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Taking Shape's vision in the NEAR Platform is to create a multipurpose facility where all young leaders can come and learn the values of Servant Leadership. It is a BIG DREAM but we would love to provide our STAR Leaders with thier own "Leadership Dojo"
NEAR - LEE'S SUMMIT STAR LEADERS
As we continue our mission to grow young leaders, we look to expand into the Lee's Summit/Kansas City, Mo areas. At the beginning of Summer 2018 we provided a free camp to young leaders ages 8-18. Our goal of this camp was to provide these young leaders in the area with more information about Taking Shape. With a day filled of fun leadership games, activities, valuable leadership lessons, and water balloon fights - we were able to raise awareness about Taking Shape moving into this area. The day ended with a fantastic speech on "Excellence" by Leron Barnes followed by prizes given to the teams that showed the best example of leadership throughout the day.
Now, these young leaders have shown interest in giving back to their own community! We are now having monthly meetings with these STAR Leaders - implementing the values of Trust, Serve, Love, Excellence and Growth from our STAR Leadership Curriculum. Keep a look out for these STAR Leaders as they will be creating a positive impact on their own communities!
NEAR - GARFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Taking Shape STAR Leaders serve in the Greater Kansas City area in the summer. Students of the Garfield Elementary School summer school program partook in our Taking Shape performing arts and leadership camps. Games, activities and team building exercises all taught by our STAR Leaders as we continue our mission to serve others and raise young leaders. We had so much fun with our friends from Garfield Elementary School and we can't wait to visit again soon!
NEAR - ICE DANCE STUDIO
Taking Shape partners with ICE Dance Studio of Kansas City, Missouri as STAR leaders conduct an acrobatic and leadership masterclass. We LOVED the opportunity to hang out with these great young leaders from ICE Dance Studio. Great relationship were made with some awesome friends! We can't wait to hang out again soon!