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In the News

KMBC Weekday Evening News  KCPD helps mentor youth with Lead to Read KC program (August 20, 2019)

KMBC Weekday Evening News  Volunteering 1 hour a week with Lead to Read makes a big difference in child literacy (August 13, 2019)

KMBC Weekday Evening News  Program helps elementary students become avid readers (August 6, 2019)

KMBC Weekday Evening News  Editorial: Lead to Read KC (August 2, 2019)

KMBC Weekday Evening News  (May 9, 2019)

KCPT Kids – “Just Like a Hero” Author Visit Program (May 8, 2019)

KSHB Weekday Morning News  (March 21, 2019)

Kansas City Live – KSHB 41  (March 18, 2019)

Press Release  Lead to Read KC organizes author visits to schools to promote self-esteem and coping skills (February 13, 2019)

KMBC – Keleigh Gibbs reporting  (April 5, 2018)

NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt  (March 20, 2018)

KCPD Officer Walks to Jeff City for Children’s Safety  (May 2017)

KSHB 41  (July 5, 2017)

Leawood Lifestyle Magazine p. 42-43 (April 2016)

Worth-It Films Produced Video

Kansas City Star  (May 31, 2015)

KCPT video  (May 28, 2015)

KCTV 5  (May 2013)

Press Release  (June 9, 2013)