KIVU: Vocational Education in Global Discovery
It's official. The 2nd KIVU Gap Year class has completed the entire program. They have been around the world, working with different cultures, interning in different vocational opportunities, and developing a life's thesis including goals for the future.
As we met in the small conference center in Denver, I met all the parents with excited expectations. We set the students up to give 5-7 minute testimonies about what they learned, and I must say It was nothing short of AMAZING. As I sat with Jamie Jo, I leaned over and said, 'This is the most impactfull youth program I've been a part of in YEARS!"
A few highlights from the students were...
"I want to be a Doctor who cares for patients, instead of just treating symptoms"
"I know I work well with my hands, I want to go into engineering and working with systems."
"I love researching the stories of the people we worked with, I wonder if I'd be a good journalist."
"I know I DONT want to be a teacher now. I went into the program thinking I would go to school to be a teacher but now I know, I don't have the energy."
All of the students are enrolled in University in the fall, and have a full Life's Thesis that will help guide them, and remind them of the lessons they learned on their global journey. I wish you could have seen the impact a year away from traditional education can have on students before they begin their Freshman year at the University.
We are continuing to get calls from families who are enrolled in the University in the Fall. One from North Carolina who has received a Global Gap Year Scholarship offer before they begin they begin the first year at UNC, and we've received another inquiry from a student enrolled at Duke.
Overall we wnat to continue to build a program where students can see the world, interact with various cultures, find out about who they are in the big wide world, and graduate from our program knowing who they are and where God has called them.
We've created space for a few more to join us in the 2012-13 school year.
If you're interested in a year of Global Discovery for your graduating Senior contact Luke Parrott at email@example.com.