Become a Ranger

Who can apply for the 2021-2022 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 2021-2022 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, 2021.

  • 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 for new Rangers  are now available for the forthcoming program season. They can be completed at the following link: New Ranger Application Packet 2021-2022. Please be prepared to have the following documents available prior to starting the application process.

  1. Most recent grade/report card from the current 2021-2022 school year. Grade/report cards must be submitted before an interview can be scheduled.

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

The application deadline is May 10, 2021. WE NO LONGER ACCEPT PHYSICAL (PAPER FORM) APPLICATIONS. If you have questions about the application or have any other concerns, please call our office at 816-333-6455.