KIC Values In Action

KIC is more than just a music training program. At KIC we focus on developing the total
person by:

  1. Modeling kindness and compassion from the first words spoken each day.
  2. Training middle and high school students to be mentors who help younger students to become successful musicians and members of our shared community.
  3. Being a trauma-informed program. All full-time KIC staff receive training in the five guiding principles of trauma-informed care safety, choice, collaboration, trustworthiness, and empowermentand train teachers and mentors in these principles.
  4. Conducting college tours and providing FAFSA navigation and college application assistance. Our students have a 100% high school graduation rate, and many pursue careers in helping fields such as nursing, social work, teaching, and medicine.
  5. Providing programming in social and emotional development through our Healthy and Whole Friday program.