We see every challenge as an opportunity, and this initiative helps us ensure that our clients are better prepared to manage the unique situations they find themselves in. We are invested in innovative approaches that empower our community. Through our individualized, person-centered coaching approach we help individuals set goals, make connections, and achieve sustainability.
The Youth Development Program provides 1:1 coaching, encouragement, and
guidance for youth focusing on three primary areas:
Safe & Stable Housing, Financial Stability, and Developing Sustainable Life Skills.
Youth Mentor Program
The Youth Mentor Program (YMP) provides training opportunities for adults to serve as a mentor to a young person in need of encouragement.
We believe young people are more successful when they have multiple people providing a source of encouragement.
Youth Ally for Homeless Education & Prevention
With an eye towards early intervention & prevention, the goal of the Youth Ally Program (YAHEP) is to prevent future youth homelessness by working with clients while they are still enrolled in high school. KIC-IT has partnered with local high schools in Johnson County with the hopes to assist youth in
Increasing educational attainment
Assist youth in planning & preparation for post high school
Assist youth in learning how to access community resources
YAHEP was launched in September 2022 and has witnessed incredible success thanks to partnerships with school administration & high levels of student participation.