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Operation Breakthrough

3039 Troost Avenue
Kansas City ,  MO  64109

Phone: (816) 531-5223

Description:
The mission of Operation Breakthrough is to help children who are living in poverty develop to their fullest potential by providing them a safe, loving and educational environment. Operation Breakthrough also strives to support and empower the children’s families through advocacy, referral services and emergency aid.

What we do there:
Early Childhood Education Program provides hands-on learning experiences in a languge-rich environment for 320 children. More than 300 school-aged youth come to Operation Breakthrough before and after school for tutoring homework help book club meetings supervised outdoor play peer support groups and other special activities. USDA-Approved Meal Program serves children breakfast lunch and snack. Childrens Mercy Clinic provides a nurse practitioner and health professionals to diagnose and treat children on site. Dental clinic provides dental professionals a clinic facility to volunteer for children to have free cleanings and corrective care. Other programs include play therapy mentoring and tutoring literacy program family nurturing adult therapy and emergency aid.

Website:
www.operationbreakthrough.org/index.htm
 
Spring / 2016
January 19, 2016 to May 13, 2016

12:05 AM to 12:05 AM

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BHS OPERATION BREAKTHROUGH Operation Breakthrough

 

Early Childhood Education Program provides hands-on learning experiences in a language-rich environment for 320 children.  More than 300 school-aged youth come to Operation Breakthrough before and after school for tutoring homework help book club meetings supervised outdoor play peer support groups and other special activities.  USDA-Approved Meal Program serves children breakfast, lunch and snack. Childrens Dental clinic provides dental professionals a clinic facility to volunteer for children to have free cleanings and corrective care. Other programs include play therapy mentoring and tutoring literacy program family nurturing adult therapy and emergency aid.

Students will assist Operation Breakthrough teachers and students in an Early Childhood Classroom.  Classrooms consist of infant, toddler, and preschool aged children.  Tasks will vary within each classroom, but will be focused on building attachments and relationships with the students and staff.  Tasks can range from cleaning and sanitizing toys and cots to engaging and playing with children during classroom activities and routines.  Students need to be self-starters who are ready to engage with children and assist the teachers without needing a lot of direction and supervision.  A TB test and background check ($13.25) is required.  Hours are Monday-Friday 9am-12pm or 3-5:30pm.