How to Start A Kiyama Student Council at Your High School or on Your College Campus

The Kiyama Student Council (KSC) consists of high school and college students who have taken an active interest in the Kiyama Movement. The KSC exists for the expressed purpose of supporting and promoting the objectives of the The Kiyama Movement in a given high school or on a given college campus. These objectives include: encouraging all students to create individualized social circles consisting of peers who have proven to be good decision makers; encouraging students to create personal cabinets consisting of those who have demonstrated a high degree of concern about their welfare and who possess life experiences greater than their own; and encouraging all students, particularly those who are active supporters of the Kiyama Movement, to present as model students and citizens at all times. Council members are encouraged to work with their respective school community and existing school based organizations in the pursuit of the above mentioned objectives.

  • Each high school wishing to create a Kiyama Student Council must have an on-site adult facilitator.
  • All high school students wishing to serve on the Kiyama Student Council must be selected by a school administrator, guidance counselor or teacher;
  • Membership is open to all students in grades 9-12
  • Criteria for service for high school students should include: 80% attendance rate; a minimum 2.7 GPA;  leadership qualities; few if any disciplinary referrals; and the student’s knowledge and understanding of critical issues impacting the African American community and African American youth.
  • Students should be aware of the Kiyama Movement (www.kiyamamovement.com) and be willing to assist in supporting the above mentioned objectives.
  • Written parental consent must be obtained for all members under the age of 18;
  • Each high school should be represented by a School Ambassador; 
  • The School Ambassador should be chosen by the facilitator with the consent of the majority of the Kiyama members in a given school.
  • The School Ambassador should be a junior or senior. 
  • School Ambassadors should call KSC meetings at least twice a month.
  • Each college campus should be represented by a Student Campus Representative.
  • There can be up to two (2) Student Campus Representatives on each college campus.
  • Campus Representatives shall be chosen at the beginning of each year by active members of the Kiyama Movement on a given campus.
  • A Campus Representative must be a junior or senior and have at least a 2.8 GPA.
  • Sophomores should only be considered to serve as Campus Representatives if there is a void in available upperclassmen to serve in this capacity.
  • Campus Representatives should call KSC meetings at least twice a month. 
  • Each high school and college campus must conduct at least one in school or on campus activity/project and one community based activity/project consistent with an objective/ideal of the Kiyama Movement.  (Members are encouraged to develop “project” ideas based on the Kiyama Movement’s Five Principles and/or War on Ignorance.)
  • Each Campus Representative should attempt to conduct at least one Pledge Ceremony per year on campus.