Turn the Page KC


4049 Pennsylvania, Suite 301
Kansas City, MO 64111

Phone: (816) 423-2596

Contact Name: Dr. Kristin Droege

Pickup: Yes

Dropoff: Yes

Cash Donation Link: https://turn-the-page-kc.square.site/

Amazon Wishlist: https://a.co/iy9MAhL

Volunteer Signup: https://turnthepagekc.org/volunteer

Type of Charity
  • Education & Literacy

The mission of Turn the Page KC is to mobilize the community to achieve reading proficiency at grade level or above for all third graders in Kansas City, Missouri. Turn the Page KC was founded by Mayor Sly James in 2011 as an initiative to raise the reading proficiency of third graders, which at the time was only 33%.


If a student cannot read proficiently by the end of third grade their likeliness of future academic success drops. Reading is the essential tool needed to continually grasp further concepts. Right now, only about half of all students in Kansas City, MO are reading at grade level or above by the end of third grade. Turn the Page KC is addressing this by convening our community around this urgent issue. Since Turn the Page KC was founded in 2011, the number of 3rd graders reading at grade-level and above has increased every year, enrollment in academic summer programs has quadrupled, and chronic student absenteeism has dropped 4%. As a community, we have made progress, but there is still work to be done to ensure that every student can read proficiently by the end of 3rd grade and have a chance at a successful and productive future.

Items Accepted
  • Books & Magazines - Children's
  • Books & Magazines - Adult