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Kamathi Parks


"...everyone immediately accepted me as part of the family by showing me love and helping me out”

It was only a few months ago

that Kamathi learned of the Hope Center, while picking up his 7-year-old sister from the S.A.Y-Yes program. During that time, the Youth Director informed him and his mother about the high school programs available at the center. Kamathi’s initial participation in THC’s programing was in the role of a student volunteer. After a few weeks, he decided to join the Leader-In-Training program.


This summer, as an L.I.T participant, Kamathi attended Kids Across America camp for the first time, and it was there that he made the life-changing decision to accept Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior!  Additionally, he enjoyed his first experience with water tubing, the opportunity to conquer a formidable tree-top obstacle course, fishing, zip-lining, mountain biking and a host of other exciting camp activities.  At the end of the week, Kamathi was awarded KAA’s Team Captain award and his cabin was awarded Championship Locker.


He's grateful for the new experiences that The Hope Center provides. What Kamathi likes most about The Hope Center is “the way everyone immediately accepted me as part of the family by showing me love and helping me out”.


We are all incredibly glad that Kamathi decided to join the family. We’re also very proud of his accomplishments! 

We're grateful and blessed for your support of The Hope Center and look forward to the next 20 years of serving Kansas City’s East Side.