Read what people are saying about CCVI & Trolley Run

About CCVI

"CCVI has served as the model to other local schools on how to integrate the most challenging of students into a classroom with typical peers with benefit gained from all within the classroom.  The reputation of CCVI hinges on this unique and integrative approach to the educational process of children with disabilities.  As past presidents of the Parent Group at CCVI, we proudly share about this specialized educational approach built on a foundation of love and acceptance of every student that walks their hallways, either by cane, by wheelchair, by walker, etc."

- Stephanie & Monte Overcast whose son graduated from CCVI last year.

"Jason and I feel so lucky to have this opportunity for Phero to learn and grow at CCVI. I'm in awe of what Phero has learned in such a short time, what a "young man" he has become. Something new every day. Even though Phero is there as a peer model, we feel like Phero learns and gains so much more from each of his classmates, and so do we as parents. 

Thank you for your dedication, your patience, your love, your wisdom, your enthusiasm, and your smiles and laughter. When I walk through the halls at CCVI I know every child is loved."

- Amy Bhesania & Jason Milford, whose son Phero is a sighted peer. 

"Our daughter in the sighted peer program has learned from her time at CCVI that you can be friends with all kinds of people whether or not they communicate, see or look like you."  

- Susan & Glen Jack our 2014-2015 Parent Group Presidents. Their daughter in the sighted peer program graduated last year. Their visually impaired daughter is a student in Classroom 5. 


"The improvements our son has made since starting with CCVI are incredible and we cannot wait to see how quickly he continues to show visual development, as well as meet other developmental milestones."

- Tracy & Matthew Moore whose son transitioned from the Infant Program to the Preschool Program


"Due to my husband's job, we left CCVI unexpectedly and too soon. We miss CCVI greatly and are not sure if we'll ever find another another school where our son is loved as much as he was at CCVI. And we will love CCVI always."

- Amber Hughes


"The biggest surprise I had at CCVI was how much I enjoyed everything about working here. My perception of the visually impaired children changed dramatically. I will always remember the exact moment when it hit me. The difference between a blind child and a "normal" child is slim to none. The kids here are just great! They are in a loving, caring, and unbelievably knowledgeable environment here at CCVI."

- Ben who completed his Senior Service Project for Rockhurst High School at CCVI

About Trolley Run

“It’s an exciting, fast downhill course that benefits an excellent Kansas City nonprofit organization.”

 “It’s the most fun race in Kansas City. The scenery is beautiful on the course, and it’s fast and downhill. The volunteers are enthusiastic and knowledgeable. And, most of all, it benefits a wonderful cause.”

“I look forward to the race every year! It’s a blast. A great run with lots of people and a great after party and food!”

“The race is fun, family friendly and allows for all running levels.”

“Trolley Run is a great Kansas City tradition.”

“There is great camaraderie among runners, and it’s an easy, fast course.”

“This race is worth it. Very fun and inspiring.”

“Trolley Run is so well organized. Wonderful volunteers make it all happen, and it’s such an important cause for the children of CCVI.”

“I wouldn’t miss the race – I’ve ran all 26!”

“RUN IT! This is the most inspiring race.”

“The Trolley Run is a worthwhile and fun experience benefiting a fine organization. The social interaction with friends and other participant runners/walkers is very enjoyable, plus the after-race food offerings are varied and tasty!”

“It’s a great course that benefits a great cause. The race also has the best post-race food on any race in town!”

“Do it! It’s a great race for a nontraditional distance.”

“Trolley is the fastest and best race in the KC metro.” 

- All comments taken from the 2014 Trolley Run Post-Race Survey