Independence Unit


315 South Leslie
Independence, MO 64050

School Instructional Day Hours

7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


Phone: 816-461-1422
Fax: 816-461-4455

School Out Day/Full Day Program Hours

Monday – Friday:
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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About the Independence Unit

In 2004, a merger with Boys & Girls Clubs of Eastern Jackson County added the Independence Unit to the organization. In 2012, the Independence Unit was remodeled with the generous support of Major League Baseball, the Kansas City Royals, and other Club supporters during the 83rd MLB All Star Game charitable initiatives. In 2014 the organization celebrated the opening of a brand new $1.6 million Teen Center at the Independence Unit location.

Offered at this location:

Full Size Gym


Recording Studio

Teen Center



  • School Pick-Up and Drop-Off

    This location offers pick-up and drop-off for select schools within Club proximity

Meet the Unit Director

Tyrone Moore

Tyrone Moore

Unit Director

Tyrone Moore has been involved with youth for over 30 years. At the age of fourteen, he volunteered his summer breaks from school to help those in need. He was a youth camp counselor for all his teen years and worked with organizations such as The Dream Factory, Camp MITIOG, Camps for Abused Children, and many others. Mr. Moore knew that working with youth was his destiny. Tyrone was born in Kansas City, Kansas, and was educated in the public school systems of USD 202 (Turner District) and USD 500 (KCK’s). Afterward, he enrolled in Kansas City Kansas Community College and graduated from Donnelly College.

Tyrone began his professional career as a Youth Development Professional with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City in August of 1997. Mr. Moore started in a program called KidsZone as a group leader. The program offered before and after-school programming for youth in ten Kansas City, Kansas Elementary Schools. After two years he was the Site Coordinator for the Satchel Paige K-8 School in Kansas City, Missouri where he spent 8 years. He was then promoted to Unit Director of the Hawthorne Unit in 2007 for 2 years, and he was promoted to Area Director for Eastern Jackson County (Hawthorne & Leslie Units) for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City in 2009, where he spent an additional 5 years. In 2013 was assigned to the Thornberry Unit for 6 years and returned to Eastern Jackson County in April of 2019.

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