J&D Wagner Unit


2405 Elmwood
Kansas City, MO 64127

School Year Hours

6:30 a.m.- 9 a.m.;
2:30 p.m.- 7 p.m.


Phone: 816-241-5252
Fax: 816-231-5634

Full Day Program Hours

7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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About the J&D Wagner Unit

Originally established as the East Side Unit, this forerunner to the J&D Wagner Unit opened in 2004. The Unit came about when United Way of Greater Kansas City awarded Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City funding to replace services formerly provided by the Minute Circle Friendly House Community Center. The East Side Unit opened at 5101 East 24th Street in a leased facility owned by the Salvation Army. In 2005, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City acquired the former Minute Circle Friendly House Community Center building at 2405 Elmwood. In 2009, the $5.5 million Dreams to Reality Campaign was led by Bob Firnhaber and Sally Groves to renovate and expand the facility into the J&D Wagner Unit of Boys & Girls Clubs in honor of our long-time generous friends and supporters, Jean and Don Wagner.

Offered at this location:

Full Size Gym


Swimming Pool

Teen Center


  • School Pick-Up and Drop-Off

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

Akeem Curns

Unit Director

Akeem previously held positions as a Program Coordinator, Youth Advocate, and a Case Manager with Children’s Division. Akeem played football in college, is a personal trainer, and has coached youth football. Akeem is excited to make a difference in the lives of youth as a member of the Boys & Girls Club Movement.

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