Oak Ridge Youth Development School

Lift Them Up

This tutoring program is available during the school year.

Now Enrolling

The Oak Ridge Youth Development School is accepting applications for enrollment in the Lift Them Up tutoring program.  Students who are enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade are eligible to attend.


If your student is attending John F. Kennedy Elementary School or Eisenhower Middle School, transportation from school to tutoring is provided by the Kansas City Kansas Public School.

Tutoring at "The Ridge"

Empowering Growth, Achieving Success

One-On-One Tutoring

Semester Access to Imagine Learning “My Path” at Home

Healthy Meals to energize their brains and bodies.

Social Emotional Activities to help transition to learning.

Read Aloud Groups 

Financial Literacy


Each tutoring session is $25/student.  Scholars will receive 6 tutoring sessions for a total of $150.  Additional sessions will be scheduled as needed. 

Payment Options

We have gotten rid of those long payment lines. You can now pay online!  Once you have completed your enrollment packet including all of the required state forms, and they have been approved, we will send you a special payment link via email and you will be able to make your payment electronically.  That link will be your own specialized link so you can make payments anytime you choose.  Checks, money orders, debit, or credit cards are accepted. Checks should be made out to Oak Ridge Youth Development School (ORYDS).

You can also feel free to mail in your payments to:
Oak Ridge Youth Development School,
Attention :Fiscal Officer, 9301 Parallel Parkway,
Kansas City, KS 66112-1530.
No payments will be accepted until the enrollment packet has been received and approved.


There are scholarships available based on income. Anyone wishing to apply for scholarships for their child must provide proof of any income and benefits. For additional scholarship information please contact Charlie Jennings at cjennings@ormbc.org.

Enrollment Forms

All forms noted below as “Required” must be fully completed and submitted before payment will be accepted.  You will receive a payment request by email (unless receiving a scholarship) and this must be paid in full before your student can attend programming.


Enrollment Application (Required)

CCL 010 Emergency Medical (Required/Notarize)

CCL 358 Child Health History (Required)

CCL 026 Medication Auth (Optional)

CCL 359 Self Administration (Optional)

Spanish Application