The 1st Pillar: The Children We Serve
Kismet students are from cities and towns throughout New England. They are children with limited material and social capital, languishing in personal and cultural isolation, not noticed at the margins of their social and school settings; children who have nearly lost hope but retain a spark for life often hidden behind a sad or reticent affect; children not yet in need of therapeutic intervention, but instead desperately in need of opportunity to freely develop their individual human potential.
Kismet’s unique and carefully developed method of identifying such children includes developing a relationship with sending schools, giving presentations to potential students, requiring candidates to apply, and then carefully interviewing candidates, teachers, and guidance counselors. In this way, Kismet consistently finds children who are most in need and most able to respond to the investment we will make in each student.