We invite you to one EPEC event!

Empowering the Parent to Empower the Child (EPEC) invites you to attend our annual Gala on Saturday, September 14th at Kansas City Convention Center’s Grand Ballroom.

Guests will enjoy dinner and drinks, the opportunity to bid on silent and live auction items with auctioneer, Yve Rojas , and a special message from our honorary hosts, Becky Blades and Terry Garberg.   All proceeds will benefit our life-changing vocational education program, The Grooming Project.

    2018 Achievements


Job placement within 60 days


Job Retention at 6 Months


of 2017 grads are self-sufficient

Katie Horner

We are thrilled to have Katie Horner, meteorologist for KMBC, as our special guest and emcee.

Silent & Live Auction with Yve Rojas

Concert tickets, Sporting KC events, unique group experiences, travel, pickleball and more will be available during our silent and live auctions!

Terry Garberg & Becky Blades

Terry and Becky, two of our organization’s biggest advocates, will be our honorary hosts for the night! 

Our Sponsors


Tom & Jill Turner

Becky Blades

& Cary Phillips

Terry Garberg


John & Debby Walker

Fred & Jami Pryor

Beverages provided by:

Register Now!

The poverty cycle won’t be broken with buzzwords. Families rise above the odds
when they have support and direction, when parents grab opportunity with both
hands and change the trajectory of their kids’ futures. The Grooming Project provides that opportunity – and that hope.
Join us!