Reasons to love KCPT

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The KCPT PBS KIDS 24/7 Channel is the first and only FREE, national kids 24/7 channel available to America's children.
On-air, online and in the community, KCPT reaches 800,000 viewers each month.
10,000+people attend KCPT events each year.
100,000 Kansas City kids rely on PBS KIDS each week.
KCPT's Martha Speaks Reading Buddies Program has reached 3,360 students in 30 high needs elementary schools and distributed 21,440 books.
Volunteers dedicate 1,665 hours of their time each year.
KCPT partners with 100+ area organizations to screen films and convene community conversations on issues that matter.
KCPT trains more than 300 teachers per year on integrating video into their lesson plans.
KCPT partners with engineering firm Black & Veatch to work with nearly 1,000 5th grade students in a multi-week STEM mentoring program.
Since 1995, KCPT has won 38 regional EMMY Awards and one national EMMY for local storytelling.
37 one on one interviews with metro newsmakers on Ruckus.

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