Joplin organization helps kids grow with with extracurricular help

JOPLIN, Mo. – A Joplin organization is helping kids get started with extracurricular activities.

The Alliance of Southwest Missouri is offering a new program called ‘Full Potential’. This program offers assistance to local students by paying equipment and registration fees for activities outside of school. Officials say they are even providing transportation for some students.

“When youth can get involved at an early age in any type of sport or extracurricular activity, they’re more likely to finish high school and also emerge from high school drug-free,” said Kate Kelley, Coalition Coordinator. “that really goes back to our mission here at The Alliance of wanting to promote happy healthy families.”

The Alliance of SWMO offers resources to kids and families in Jasper, Newton, Barton, and Mcdonald counties.

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