NEEC After Work Seminar

"Creating the School Family" is the topic of the After Work Seminar on June 2 at North Kansas City Hospital.  Presenter Cathy Lancelotta will introduce and model the skills of encouragement and assertiveness that are part of the "Conscious Discipline" program principles. See the program flyer and registration form (PDF).  For questions, contact Diana Milne, (816) 407-3490 or

Community Garden Signup Meeting

Are you interested in growing your own vegetables but lack the space or know-how? Maybe you want to try gardening, but need some additional help to get started. The University of Missouri Extension is sponsoring a community garden in front of the Clay County Courthouse Annex this growing season and is inviting community members to participate. Come join us May 3rd at 6 p.m. at the Clay County Annex, 1901 NE 48th Street, Kansas City, to discuss garden space construction, costs, rules, watering, assigning space, and more.  We are just getting started. We want to take this opportunity to thank the Clay County Commission for allowing us the space to tackle this project.  For more information contact Crystal Weber, (816) 407-3497 or

4-H SPIN Clubs New Option For Young People

A 4-H SPIN Club is a special interest club where five or more young people learn about a topic of interest. Topics vary and include interests such as nature, heritage arts, science, photography, gardening, shooting sports, and more. SPIN clubs are led by volunteers who have a passion and want to share their knowledge with young people. We are looking for adults that have a talent or interest that they are willing to teach to young people in local communities. We are planning now for SPIN clubs that will meet in the next 3-6 months. SPIN clubs are planned around the volunteers availability. Have a positive impact on the next generation of young people in your community by sharing your experience and knowledge in a subject area you are passionate about. Contact Emily Reiersgaard, Clay County 4-H Youth Development Specialist, at (816) 407-3490 or email reiersgaarde@missouri.eduSPIN Club flyer (PDF)

Business Classes Held at Four Locations in Kansas City Area

"The Basics of Writing a Business Plan" and "The First Steps to Starting a Business" are the topics business classes being held at four local Full Employment Council locations. Scholarships are available for dislocated workers. Print this flyer (PDF) for all locations, times and dates.  For more information contact Richard Zarate, Business Counselor with University of Missouri Extension and Small Business & Technology Development Center. Phone (816) 407-3496 or Email

Northland Grandfamilies

Are you raising a grandchild or other relative?  Need support, information or resources?  Clay County Extension, the Clay County Senior Services, and the Platte County Senior Fund have developed a partnership to help those in just such a situation. If you or someone you know is a grandparent, aunt or uncle raising children, contact the Clay County Extension Center at 816-407-3490 for more details on the “Northland Grandfamilies” program. View the information flyer (PDF) for general monthly support group meeting dates. For a current program flyer, contact 816-407-3490.

Master Gardeners answer questions

The Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City are available to answer your questions on lawn, flowers, trees, and gardening. Call 816-833-8733 (TREE) or email your question to