Knowledge Empowering Youth
WHAT is the KEY PROGRAM?
KEY is a program for students who, due to social/emotional or behavioral reasons cannot succeed exclusively within the general education environment.
To provide an educational program with therapeutic support that effectively enables students diagnosed with social/emotional difficulties to succeed academically and function appropriately in the school environment. As well as help students prepare for becoming independent, lifelong learners with the ultimate goal to successfully transition students back into the general education.
Program goals include preparing the student to:
- Progress academically;
- Successfully access and participate in general education classes, as appropriate;
- Recognize and take responsibility for his/her actions;
- Attain and sustain appropriate interpersonal relationships with peers and adults;
- Access, reflect and accept feelings and appropriately express them;
- Build on individual and group problem-solving and coping skills;
- Strengthen inner capacity and resources for becoming a productive, independent adult;
- Determine vocational skills and interests and post-secondary goals;
- Achieve age-appropriate independent living skills.