Transition Zone, Inc.

2100 Prospect
Kansas City, MO 64127

Phone: (816) 878-5219

Contact Name: Jacqueline Buycks

Pickup: Yes

Dropoff: Yes

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Type of Charity
  • Children & Youth
  • Job Training & Employment

Transition Zone's Mission: Provide a safe space where people are loved and accepted Equip youth and families with life skills to thrive Empower individuals to walk in their purpose


Transition Zone (TZone) is a safe space where youth , ages 12 to 18 years old, primarily in the urban core of the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan area are equipped with workforce skills, life skills and entrepreneurship development. They are empowered with career readiness competencies, connection to the world of work, and are supported by a broad base of caring people, building and strengthening relationships while encouragingly walking alongside them throughout their career-path journey. Youth experience regular guest career speakers/mentors who look like them, from various skill sets, giving youth a more personal connection to their career choice. Sessions are held 5 days a week, Monday through Friday, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. during the summer (June through August). During the winter/spring (September through May), youth attend session the first two Saturdays of every month, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Youth are paid $100 per week for attending Summer sessions and $50 per month for attending Winter/Spring weekend sessions. Our objectives: (1) Equipping youth to be self-confident, (2) Equipping them to stand out to any employer, (3) Empowering them to excel in the workforce or in their own business. Our approach: (1) Activity-based learning, (2) Real-world experience, (3) Roleplaying, and (4) Hands-on learning.

Items Accepted
  • Appliances - Small
  • Arts & Crafts Supplies
  • Computers & Technology
  • Clothing - Children's
  • Clothing - Men's
  • Clothing - Women's
  • Home Decor
  • Hygiene Products
  • School Supplies