Thornberry Unit


3831 E. 43rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64130

School Year Hours

7:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.;
2:30 p.m.- 7 p.m.
*Open Saturdays for special activities.


Phone: 816-861-6300
Fax: 816-861-7419

Full Day Program Hours

7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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About the Thornberry Unit

The John Thornberry Unit opened in 1968 at East 43rd Street & Cleveland under Chairman of the Board Gordon T. Beaham, III. In 1984, the Genesis School relocated its program to the Thornberry Unit. The Thornberry Unit was renovated and expanded in 1999 through a $12 million campaign with Genesis School to become the Thornberry Center for Youth & Families. The Thornberry Unit is licensed by the State of Missouri as a school-age childcare site.

Offered at this location:

Full Size Gym (2)



Recording Studio

Swimming Pool

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

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DePrice Taylor

Thornberry Unit Director

Meet DePrice Taylor, Unit Director for the Thornberry Unit.

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, DePrice holds a B.S. in Social Work and M.S. in Recreation and Sports Management. 

Her youth development philosophy is “providing all kids a sense of belonging, an optimal Club experience and a safe place to fall and make mistakes. DePrice’s motto is; “be for our members who I needed when I was younger”.

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