We believe the greatest resource in any community is its people. They possess talents, gifts and abilities of enormous potential. However, in marginalized communities this significant asset is often limited or undervalued due to much of the people’s creativity, ingenuity and time being directed at surviving. A more just, equitable, human-centered world is fundamental to providing everyone an environment in which they have opportunities to bring forth the best that is within them, to become self-actualized and to contribute their genius to bettering their community and the world.
KI wants to create a more just, equitable human-centered world by nurturing youth and young adults to be leaders, critical thinkers and doers who see the people in any community as the most valuable assets and are committed to working with marginalized communities to bring about change that leads to empowered self-sustainable communities.