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Make a Difference

  • River Festival Tot Run T-Shirt Contest

    Photo: Callie Hernandez, second-grade student at Seltzer Elementary, had the winning t-shirt design for the 2016 Wichita River Festival's Tot Trot. She received a framed shirt featuring her winning design and a $50 gift card. Marcia Scurfield, Seltzer’s art teacher, received $100 to support her classes for having the most entries. The school received a framed shirt with Hernandez’s design and each of her classmates received a complimentary Tot Trot entry. The Wichita River Festival is a long-standing partner of the Wichita Public Schools. Photo by Susan Arensman.


    The Wichita Public Schools strives to maintain a positive, purposeful, and active relationship with the families of its students and with the wider community in which it operates. We do this by working with community agencies, businesses, congregations, and other groups to build the community support vital to the success of our schools. There are three ways you can get involved: volunteer, mentor, and partner.

    It's fun, flexible, and makes a difference. One hour a week is all it takes to make a big difference in the life of a young person. 

    Mentors prove that ordinary people can do extraordinary things. By spending time with students in schools, mentors are making a world of difference in the lives of young people throughout Wichita. 

    Partner activities create a spirit of involvement and concern for public education. A partner relationship is a mutually beneficial relationship between a school or school district and a business or community group.

    Become a Wichita Public Schools volunteer, mentor, or partner today by calling Marketing and Communications at 973-4515.


Contact Us

  • Debi Corrigan

    Partner/Volunteer Specialist

    (316) 973-4515

    Volunteer training is offered throughout the school year, contact us to learn more!