Parents as Teachers KCPS - VISTA Volunteer


Cause Areas


Mon Feb 05, 2018 08:00 AM - Sun Feb 03, 2019 05:00 PM


1215 E Truman RdKansas City, MO 64016


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The Parents as Teachers (PAT) Outreach VISTA will create and implement systems designed to reach more parents of young children in meaningful ways. The VISTA will research, develop, and implement a multi-generational training program to support stress reduction for parents of young children. The VISTA will develop communication tools and social media plan designed to reach parents of young children in the Kansas City area.

Parents As Teachers (PAT) is often the first touch point for families of young children in the Kansas City Public School District. Research shows that children living in poverty hear 30 million fewer words than their more affluent peers by the age of 5, meaning these children enter elementary school with a skill deficit so vast they often never catch up. One of PAT goals is to close the 30 million word gap by building positive parent engagements habits while children are young. Research shows that supporting responsive relationships, strengthen core life skills, and reducing sources of stress can support.

VISTAs receive a modest living stipend for their service. Learn more about the benefits of service here:


  • Child Development
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Youth Services
  • Family Therapy
  • Community Outreach

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 40 hours/week

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