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About KNS Institute

KNS Institute has a seven-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.





DOVER,DE 19901

PHONE: (302) 730-7247



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.

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  • 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.

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