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Education First, Athletics Second Coalition Partners
Education First Athletics Second Coalition (EDFIRST), a 501c3 organization, retains the right to dismiss from the program and/or refuse service to ANY participant or volunteer who displays unethical behavior or action toward the organization including its participants, fans and sponsors, per the judgment of David Wallace (EDFIRST Founder) and/or the majority vote of the EDFIRST’s board.  

Education First Athletics Second Coalition does not discriminate toward age, race, religion or gender. Our mission is to Building strong Relationships through Education, Recreation and Positive Interaction between adults and youth.

Our community needs your help keeping our youth safe, active, and alive. When we keep our youth involved in positive activities and programs we create safe communities for them to live in! 

Help EdFirst continue to provide a safe and fun environment for youth to learn and grow in. 

Your donation to EdFirst will help us continue to provide quality educational, health, and fitness programs to at-risk urban area youth.

All donors to EdFirst will be listed on the EdFirst website and in the EdFirst Make it Count newsletter. 

See our contact page to donate by mail.

All donations are tax-deductible. Thank you for your contribution.

Volunteer Opportunities
In order to provide a safe environment for our youth it is necessary for all volunteers to complete a criminal background check

E-mail your application to or mail it to the address on our "Contact Us" page.

Board and Advisory Members
To provide strong leadership for EdFirst and set a sound and accurate course for its future. 

We are in need of an organization or individual willing to assist with the marketing and advertising of all our programs

Educational Mentors & Tutors
Assist children that need educational assistance in the areas of English and Math for grades 1 through 12

Fitness & Athletic Coaches
Assist with teaching proper exercise & athletic techniques in a fun environment

Event Support Volunteer Positions
Oversee concession stand by assisting in running snack area serving youth and game spectators  


Friends of EdFirst                $5
First Quarter Champion        $250
Second Quarter Champion   $2,500
Third Quarter Champion       $10,000
Fourth Quarter Champio n    $20,000
Over-Time Champion           Estate Plan

Providing services for one youth costs an average of $600.
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Partner Service
Past Corporate Partners
54th Street Bar & Grille

Allied Construction

American Diabetes

Anderson Racing Team

Andrew McMeel Foundation

Arts Tech

Central Bank

Christmas in October

Commerce Bank and Trust

Deparment of Health and Human Services

Dick's Sporting Goods

Dillards (Oak Park Mall)

DJ Roofing

Fast Stop (Corp. Office)

Finish Line Foundation

FOX 4 Problem Solvers

Go Chicken Go (51st and Troost)

Go Girl Go

Harris Electric

Healthcare Foundation

Helzberg Diamonds

Hereford House

JATC Apprenticeship

Kansas City Chiefs

Landrums Pies and Cakes

Latino Health Coalition

Let's Move

Mail Print

Mary Kay

One Time Eletrical Company

OP Cleaners (Lenexa, KS)

Papa John's (Corp. Office)

Performance Roofing

Price Chopper (85th & Wornall)

Price Chopper (Noland Rd.)

Restore Habitat

Roto Rooter

Strasser Hardware

Taco Bell (85th and Wornall)

Tension Envelopes

UMKC Capacity Grant

US Bank


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