The Kagle Leadership Initiatives (formerly known as the Kagle Mentoring Program) is a program that benefits the students and families of the Flint community. The program originally started as a one-on-one mentoring program for high school students. It evolved to include teen forums, community tutoring, middle school service projects and elementary school small group mentoring. We continue to look forward because our donor, Bob Kagle, looked back and realized the importance of mentoring and having a support system during the tough times of growing up.
In our current time, Kagle has evolved because of the really great work that has happened in the past few years. Now we are aware of the different elements that we truly need to identify as parts of our success. Those initiatives are:
- Community advocacy
Outside of community tutoring, we are a year-round program because the population that we serve does not run on sections. Being Kagle means understanding and realizing that impact is directly related to commitment which doesn’t end every three months.
For all interested in Kagle, the beginning step begins with leadership. The heart of this program lies in mentoring. However, learning to lead and being a leader is the foundation of that. As students move through Kagle, they will experience an intricate weave of learning about self, community and purposeful engagement.
"The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances; if there is any reaction, both are transformed."
- Carl A. Jung
Kagle Leadership Initiatives is accepting applications for Tutors and Coaches.