12th Annual All for the Children
Saturday, April 1, 2023
About All for the Children
All for the Children aims to improve the quality of life for those within our community through education and community engagement.
The annual All for the Children event is the brainchild of MCC-Blue River instructor Kim Glackin with assistance from fellow instructors. MCC-Blue River also partners with various business partners around the Kansas City area, specifically Independence and Blue Springs, along with the students of the Independence School District's Little Blue Elementary School.
There are factors that contribute to child abuse, including poverty, financial stresses, lack of knowledge among adults about parenting skills and child development and the use of drugs and alcohol around children. About 80 percent of them are under the age of four. Our community can protect its children by educating families about parenting and child development, and by building community support for children and their families.
All for the Children welcomes community volunteers.
Safety is the upmost important, so MCC-Blue River asks, for the safety of our event-goers, that guests do not bring pets, glass or alcohol to the event.
We also ask that all children will need to be supervised by family members at all time throughout the event.
Frequently Asked Questions
All of the Children is a student-led and student ran activity that serves as a family resource event for our community.
All for the Children will start off in the morning with free carnival type activities where there are many fun and free activities for families to see and do. There will be costumed characters, information and entertainment booths that are run by our students and different community agencies, and last but not least, a huge egg hunt for the kids! The Easter Bunny also makes an appearance. Come join us for a fun day for the family and remember, all activities are free!!
All for the Children has a central theme of "Literacy across the Lifespan."
The event is held at the MCC-Blue River campus, located at 20301 MO-78, Independence, MO 64057
All for the Children will be held in rain or shine. If however, we have inclement weather, the event will be canceled--not rescheduled.
This is a student-led and a student ran event coordinated by a committee of members from the MCC faculty, staff and administration.
Yes, we will be dividing the areas from ages 0-3 and ages 4 and above.
No, we do not allow pets at the event. Only service animals are allowed on campus.
Parking is available on the MCC-Blue River campus. MCC-Blue River police will direct you as you enter campus.