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July 7, 2014 6:28 PM

ArtsTech teaches at-risk teens in Kansas City how to succeed

By the size of the smile on his face, it’s easy to see that Ja’ Kevion McLeod-McCullough is having a good time at the Friday night “carnivale,” a new weekly party sponsored by the Kansas City nonprofit ArtsTech. There were many days, however, when times were anything but good.

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