The Barstow School is breathing new life into a Johnson County grocery store that’s been shuttered for years.
JOHN PEPITONE: Yeah, that’s right, Kim. The Barstow School purchased the former Hy-Vee store that you see behind me, and they’re turning it into an incubation hub. A space where students can develop ideas and explore solutions to problems. Now, the 32,000 square foot idea space will focus on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. The center will be open to all students in the metro area regardless of whether they go to public or private schools or are home schooled.
JENNIFER DREILING: As we’ve gone through COVID, we took a slight pause in our fundraising efforts to really listen to the community and find out what our kids need. And now more than ever, they need this collaborative space where they can come together and work in a makerspace, explore…