In detail, KNS Institute is to provide a safe and accepting environment for youth that will reduce risky behaviors and prevent them from engaging in the same behaviors in the future. The defined goals are as follows: To develop an awareness of his or her own leadership potential; to assist young people in developing essential leadership skills that enable them to act responsibly in all aspects of their lives; to prepare them to be active citizens who possess the leadership abilities to meet present and future challenges in the larger scope of community; and to provide youth with opportunities to learn and practice essential leadership skills within a learning community. The objectives of the program are adapted from the national standards for youth development and leadership and will guide KNS Institute.
About KNS Institute
KNS Institute has a six-week summer and extended year program designed to build resiliency skills, positive identity, and self-esteem. Participants will be exposed to academic enrichment activities to improve academic outcomes in the area of mathematics, technology, communication and behavioral skills.
Participants will acquire the skills, behaviors and attitudes that enable them to learn and grow in self-knowledge, social interaction and physical and emotional health.
Participants will demonstrate improvement in academic and developmental outcomes through experiential and activity-based learning (using technology).
Participants will understand the relationship between their individual strengths, desires and future goals; they will have the skills to act on that understanding.
Participants will have the knowledge and skills needed to practice leadership and participate in community life.
Participants will demonstrate the ability to make informed decisions on their own.