Mission: Provide education and nutrition to at risk children and needy families
Programs: Kare keys serves the community by receiving and distributing 144,100lbs of food included in income and expenses worth 257,242 with 14,936. 98 in capital expenditures for storage building, shelving and equipment, and 10,005 direct expenses for supplies and freight to receive donated food.
karacter keys has after school programs for children which include tutoring, help with homework, help with english, and character 7,590 development in areas of truthfulness and respect. Emphasis on high risk children and is funded through donations and grants.
kommunity keys adult education was developed to address adult educational challenges with ged, english and is funded by tuition fees and grants.
discovery keys provides education with projects and field trips. This makes learning fun because they have an activity combined with skills, and interactive learning increases retention. A trip to the wildlife museum teaches: science, habitat preservation, and english names for animals and insects. Kommunity has adult bilingual education and interaction between children and parents.
I originally connected with MKM as a teacher. One of my students needed help with hwk and through some research I found KaracterKeys, MasterKey's afterschool program. While communicating with the director about my student, we developed a relationship and she invited me to be part of the board. Since then, MKM has grown tremendously. There are several "branches" that reach out the community in an effort to provide the "keys" to important doors such as education, nutrition and spiritual growth. Additionally, building relationships is at the core of MKM. Every MKM volunteer has a heart for service and thus sacrifically gives of him/herself.