The Kiyama Student Council (KSC) consists of high school students who have taken an 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.
These objectives include:
- Embracing the Five Principles of Kiyama
- Building a Kiyama Circle consisting of peers who have proven to be good decision makers;
- Building a Kiyama Cabinet consisting of adults who have demonstrated a high degree of concern about their welfare and who possess life experiences greater than their own;
- Presenting as model students and citizens at all times;
- Working with other school or community based organizations who share similar goals as the Kiyama Movement.
- Taking the Kiyama Pledge (if you are 18 years of age or older) within one year of “joining” the Kiyama Movement
The following pertains to all high schools seeking to host a Kiyama Student Council
- 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, facilitator, guidance counselor, teacher or athletic coach;
- The number of students who serve on the KSC should be based on;
- The school’s population;
- degree of interest;
- available resources;
- Membership is open to all students in grades 9-12 (with a primary focus on African American males)
- Criteria for service for high school students should include:
- 80% attendance rate;
- a minimum 2.5 GPA;
- demonstrated 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 have a basic knowledge of the Kiyama Movement 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;
- Meetings of the KSC at a given high school should take place at least twice per month.
- Discussions should be centered on:
- Students should be encouraged to create school or community based projects focusing on the discussions mentioned above.