KCKPS opens enrollment for extended summertime learning

By Chara KCKPS opens enrollment for extended summertime learning Enrollment has begun for Our Summer Bridge to Diploma+, Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools’ (KCKPS’) extended summertime learning program.Designed to help students maintain skills they might not have acquired during the regular school year, the program differs from traditional summer school, said Judith Campbell, KCKPS associate […]

Solar energy offers many benefits

Commentary by Chara If you want to save money while staying warm in the winter and cool in the summer, consider using solar energy in your home.Solar energy panels offer many benefits, including the following: *Lower energy bills: The sun can power your home. On sunny days and during the warm season, you will produce […]

Holidays at a glance: Easter

By Tere Siqueira Easter has Christian roots, but it also has become popularly celebrated as a secular holiday.Here are a few facts you might not know about this annual holiday, being observed this year on Sunday (April 17) by many people and on April 24 by Orthodox Christians: *Origin: Christians celebrate Jesus Christ’s resurrection on […]

How to encourage your children to attend college

Commentary by Chara From 2000 to 2018, the rate of college enrollment increased from 63% to 69%, according to statistics from Admissionsly.com – and it is easy to understand why.A college education has many benefits, including personal growth and finding a stable job that provides career satisfaction. Thus, as a parent, it is important that you […]

Area offers multiple resources for child abuse

By Tere Siqueira In 2020, the child abuse rate for children of Hispanic origin was at 7.8, indicating 7.8 out of every 1,000 Hispanic children in the U.S. suffered from some sort of abuse. We at Dos Mundos offer the following counseling, treatment and recovery resources available to area residents:*Synergy Services- Children’s Advocacy Center: Synergy provides […]

KC BizFest opens applications for mentors

By Chara The application process for mentors for KC BizFest 2022 is open.KC BizFest, an annual event focused on teaching high school juniors and seniors about entrepreneurship, is scheduled for Feb. 16-19. The application deadline for students to participate was Dec. 13, 2021.“During a four-day intensive training period, KC BizFest focuses on helping students turn […]

Scholarships and Grants 2022

National Scholarship The Dream USFor high school or community college graduates. You need to have DACA or TPS or meet TheDream.US immigration eligibility criteria and qualify for in-state tuition at one of our Partner Colleges to receive this scholarship. We also offer an online college option. The Scholarship is for up to $16,500 for an […]

Tips for finding a mentor

By Tere Siqueira A mentor can help you make better career decisions at any stage of your career. Research has shown that people with mentors move up faster, earn a higher salary, and are more satisfied with their careers. The following tips will guide you in finding the right mentor for you.*Be clear about your […]

Area teachers feeling overwhelmed this school year, educator claims

By CharaReturning to in-class instruction has not been easy for many Kansas City area teachers, staff members and students.“Unfortunately, this year has been quite the opposite from (the) last,” said an area teacher, who requested anonymity. “For myself, a teacher who taught in person during a pandemic, I find this year more mentally and emotionally […]