Become a Ranger

Who can apply for the 2020-2021 program season?

All applicants will be selected for the URC program based on the following criteria:

  • The Urban Ranger Corps (URC) serves boys and young men ages 12 to 18 throughout the Kansas City Metropolitan area. URC is uniquely designed to assist members in discovering their individual talents, skills and abilities while guiding them successfully from boyhood to manhood.​

  • Applications must be filled out completely and submitted on time. If an application is submitted late or incomplete, it will not be reviewed.

  • Applicants must currently be in the 6th or 7th grade during the 2019-2020 academic school year to apply. We do not accept applications from students who are currently in the 8th grade or higher or if they turn 14 before December 31, 2020.

  • Applicants can reside anywhere within the Kansas City Metropolitan area including the counties of Jackson, Johnson or Wyandotte. Targeted enrollment will take place with students who live in the following zip codes: 64110, 64127, 64128, 64130, or 64132.

  • Applicants must participate in a formal interview with Urban Ranger Corps staff. Applicants must have a neat, clean and professional appearance.

  • All applicants must agree to complete a year-round Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) with the URC program.

Acceptance into the URC program represents a partnership between the participant, his family and the organization. We expect all parties to uphold a commitment to this partnership and believe that it is essential to the overall success of the participant.

How do I apply for URC?

Applications are made available on October 1st each year for the forthcoming program season. Applications can be downloaded HEREAll downloaded Application Packets must be filled out completely, signed and dated. All applicants must submit the following materials as a part of your application packet.

  1. Most recent grade/report card from the current 2019-2020 school year. Grade/report cards must be submitted before an interview can be scheduled.

  2. Two (2) reference letter forms must be completed by someone who is not a parent or relative. Preferably by a coach, teacher, pastor, etc. Both reference letter forms must be submitted before an interview can be scheduled.

  3. An updated physical. All new applicants are required to have a recent physical (past 12 months). Due when accepted into the program.

  4. A copy of the applicant’s birth certificate.

All applications will require the above documents to be submitted prior to being selected for Urban Ranger Corps membership. Downloaded applications and documents can be faxed, mailed or hand delivered to the Urban Ranger Corps office located at 5908 Swope Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64130. Our office fax number is 816-817-0777. The application deadline is March 7, 2020. If you have questions about the application or have any other concerns, please call our office at 816-333-6455.



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Urban Ranger Corps

5908 Swope Parkway

Kansas City, MO 64130

T: 816-333-6455

F: 816-817-0777


URC is an exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3), as of March, 2005, and classified as a “public charity” under section 509(a)(3), as of June, 2009, of the Internal Revenue Code.