Association of
Leadership Educators

The Association of Leadership Educators is proud to again partner with a local community organization during our annual conference. As part of our commitment to leave a positive impact on our ALE conference host city, we have partnered with Operation Breakthrough.


Operation Breakthrough provides care and education to more than 700 Kansas City children each weekday, from families living on average annual income of less than $12,000. With a full-day early learning program, a STEM-focused out-of-school-time program for K-12 students and a host of health and social service programs to empower families, Operation Breakthrough strives to close the opportunity gap for its students. 

One of the opportunities children love is the option to create artwork for the greeting cards that Operation Breakthrough produces each year. Children from Operation Breakthrough will be selling greeting cards at the 2022 Conference opening reception on Sunday evening and at several points throughout the conference. The holiday and all-occasion cards sell in sets of eight, with envelopes, for $10 a package. Gift bags featuring the children’s art will also be available! One-hundred percent of the proceeds go back into the children’s programming.

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