Are you a parent looking to make life better for your



Do you have a child under the age of 8 and make less than a $1,000.00 a month? Do you enjoy being around dogs?

If so, we would love to hear from you!  Please complete the application on this page (or follow this link) if you are interested in becoming a qualified dog groomer.

Empowering the Parent to Empower the Child (EPEC) is a 501c3 organization dedicated to reducing generational poverty in Kansas City.

Through our state-certified grooming school and our Lee's Summit grooming salon, we train struggling parents to be pet groomers and salon managers, both in-demand, living-wage trades.

The School

5829 Troost Ave, Suite B.

Kansas City, MO 64110


Open Tuesday - Friday

8 am to 4 pm


The Salon

1650 SE Blue Parkway

Lee's Summit, MO 64063


Open Tuesday - Saturday

8 am to 5 pm