A contingent of Metropolitan Community College employees and students was on hand to watch Chancellor Kimberly Beatty receive a Community Service Award from the Urban Ranger Corps.
The group’s annual dinner, Urban Rendezvous X, was Oct. 25 at the College Basketball Experience at Sprint Center.
Dr. Beatty was honored for her commitment “to ensure that young people from the urban core have an opportunity for higher education, providing them with college prep counseling, scholarship advice, and empowering them to know they can achieve their goals for brighter futures.”
Proceeds from the event benefit the many programs the Urban Ranger Corps offers to young men in the core of Kansas City. The Urban Ranger program provides participants with positive role models, tutors and life skills. About 100 young men are currently enrolled.