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Kindergarten Academic Preparedness Program (KAPP)

YWCA “Power Up” Summer Program for Topeka Public School Incoming Kindergarteners (KAPP) is now enrolling! This program is for children who will start kindergarten in August 2020 who have little to no preschool experience. We will prepare your child for how school works and teach them academic and social skills.

  • June 8, 2020 – July 14, 2020 (NOTE: No KAPP program on Friday, July 3rd).
  • 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM, Monday through Friday.
  • Pick up/drop off at Williams Elementary (1301 SE Monroe St, Topeka). Limited bussing is available.
  • For more information, please contact: Mrs. Susan Mills at 785-235-7188

YWCA KAPP is free and provides breakfast and lunch. Up to 96 qualifying TPS incoming kindergarteners will be accepted. Please return completed applications by May 8th to Mrs. Susan Mills at Williams Elementary School.

Throughout the program, there will be 2 free family events. The first family night will be announced at the beginning of the program. The second family event will be on the last day of KAPP, Tuesday, July 14th. Breakfast and activities will be provided. Daily attendance is expected to maximize your child’s academic success.

KAPP is provided by YWCA Northeast Kansas in collaboration with Topeka Public Schools and is funded by the United Way of Greater Topeka.


YWCA Programa de preparación académica de kindergarten (en español)

Este programa es para niños que comenzarán el kindergarten en agosto de 2020 y que tienen poca o ninguna experiencia preescolar. Prepararemos a su hijo para el funcionamiento de la escuela y le enseñaremos habilidades académicas y sociales.


  • 8 de junio de 2020 – 14 de julio de 2020 (Importante: no habrá programa KAPP el viernes, 3 de julio).
  • 8:00 AM a 12:30 PM, lunes a viernes.
  • En Williams Elementary (1301 SE Monroe St, Topeka). Transporte limitado disponible.
  • Para más información contacte a: Mrs. Susan Mills al 785-235-7188 (inglés/español).

YWCA KAPP es gratis y ofrece desayuno y almuerzo. Por favor envíe las solicitudes antes del 8 de mayo a Mrs. Susan Mills a Williams Elementary.

Formulario de solicitud disponible en español (página 7).


KAPP Application